shotgun prescription


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shot·gun pre·scrip·tion

a prescription containing many ingredients, some of which may be useless, in an attempt to cover all possible types of therapy that may be needed; a pejorative term.

shotgun prescription

A prescription containing many drugs, given with the hope that one of them may prove effective; it is not a recommended approach to the treatment of disease.
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shot·gun pre·scrip·tion

(shotgŭn prĕ-skripshŭn)
Prescription containing many ingre dients, some of which may be useless, in an attempt to cover all possible types of therapy that may be needed; a pejorative term.
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