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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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It tracked people with longstanding schizophrenia who were given 18 months of treatment with a traditional antipsychotic medication or one of four new drugs, known as atypical antipsychotics.
And physicians are becoming more leery of thinking that every new drug represents a 'breakthrough' or improvement over existing therapies--something that resulted in part from the problems around Vioxx and Bextra," she said.
This was a clear change from the recent past, where each new drug set a new price record.
Also included in Tier A of the EMEA protocol is the long-term testing of fish, Daphnia (water fleas), and algae to assess the predicted "no effect" concentration (PNEC) of the new drug for each of these species.
Efforts are under way to produce new drugs, but one of the most efficacious candidates has run into economic and manufacturing obstacles (8.
Moreover, consumer groups fret that there's inherent pressure when industry provides so much funding--about 18 percent of the agency's total budget last year, and half the budget for new drug reviews.
One major factor is that multiple new drugs rarely, if ever, come from the same company.
DELAY IN THE APPROVAL OF NEW drugs has been a policy problem in the United States since the mid-1970s.
In fact, most of Bailey-Boushay Houses's patients require skilled care because they could not tolerate or comply with the new drug regimen.
In fact, the total amount for drugs spent in the United States increased 27 percent between 1995 and 1997, related both to higher utilization and the increasing unit cost of new drugs.

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