wonder drug


Also found in: Dictionary.

wonder drug

A popular term for a therapeutic agent—e.g., penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc.—that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition

wonder drug

Any therapeutic–eg, penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition
References in periodicals archive ?
"So I was taken off the wonder drug and placed on chemotherapy by my consultant.
There is no wonder drug, because Taiwan's industries simply cannot adjust their structures fast enough to meet the market changes, according to Su.
When it comes to medicinal use, there can be no excuse for denying Billy a drug - a wonder drug - that has changed his life.
Back in February the couple were distraught when Eamonn was initially denied the new wonder drug. He was told that his situation was not exceptional enough to warrant the treatment.
The MTA award recognizes McCarthy for "demonstrating creativity in improving conditions and opportunities for particular individuals and/or groups through her DES activism; her efforts to raise awareness about DES through her 'Wonder Drug' screenplay; and her work with then U.S.
ISLAMABAD -- Regular intake of the 'wonder drug' aspirin for 10 years could more than double the risk of sight loss, a new study has claimed.
CampaignERS plan a legal battle to help her an expensive 'wonder drug'.
She could benefit from new wonder drug Kalydeco but it is sickeningly expensive.
EXPERIMENT ELEVEN: DARK SECRETS BEHIND THE DISCOVERY OF A WONDER DRUG is the first book to provide an in-depth history of wonder drug Streptomycin, its disputed Nobel Prize, and the events that changed scientific and pharmaceutical history.
A "WONDER drug" trialled in South Wales for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer could allow women to survive with the disease for months longer.
A NEW wonder drug for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer could allow women to survive with the disease for months longer.
Turning the page, I find two photos showing the great improvement that this wonder drug can do.