therapeutic alternative

therapeutic alternative

Health insurance A drug which differs chemically from one prescribed, but provides the same effect when administered to Pts. See Generic drug.
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The efficacy, safety and tolerability data from this study are consistent with those seen in prior published clinical studies of IV oliceridine and suggest that oliceridine may represent an important new therapeutic alternative for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain where an IV opioid is warranted.
The director of the pharmacy may convene the task force when there is a shortage of a critical drug in which the drug is used by patients on multiple services for multiple uses and there is no therapeutic alternative. The task force has created a drug shortage management algorithm used to guide management until the shortage resolves.
'I discovered it first as sort of a therapeutic alternative and the rest was history,' she recalled.
It is believed the drug will provide many migraine patients with a therapeutic alternative, primarily those who suffer from dysphagia or migraine-related nausea, thanks to its easy intake.
"For people for whom full-time, paid employment is not possible for a variety of reasons, voluntary work offers a socially positive and therapeutic alternative."
Intra-articular viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) has become an increasingly accepted therapeutic alternative to knee replacement surgery in the symptomatic management of OA over the past decade.
--assess whether an off-label drug will better meet the specific needs of the patient than the licensed therapeutic alternative
(11) siRNA-based antiviral therapy may be a potential effective therapeutic alternative for patients with acyclovir-resistant HSV strains.
Its reliance on STUs as a therapeutic alternative to confinement in segregation represents the best current practices concerning mentally ill inmates.
Although there have been few clinical studies, salt caves are seen by some as a therapeutic alternative to drugs and there are natural and synthetic salt caves springing up all over the world.
It provides a therapeutic alternative to hospital admission for people in mental health crisis.