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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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USP says its analysis detected an emerging trend that look-alike drug names in computerized direct order entry systems are becoming a source of confusion' This trend "likely will continue as these systems become a standard of practice.
Few citizens have access to pharmacy research information, especially in this day and age of look-alike drug names and generic equivalence.
Look-alike containers * Poor handwriting and look-alike drug names * Oral orders misheard or misunderstood * Improper patient identification (in hospital and pharmacy) * Improper drug storage * Taking someone else's medication