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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market


Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
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Obviously it must be a very lucrative activity for counterfeiters to go to so much trouble," says Adrian Gimenez, a Buenos Aires prosecutor whose unit has handled more than 400 cases of counterfeit drugs since 1997.
The number of counterfeit drug investigations by the FDA has quadrupled since 2000.
It is not clear from the public information whether any of the mislabeled or counterfeit drugs got into the legitimate distribution chain (meaning that anyone's medicine could be at risk) -- or whether they were ordered from unknown Web sites that could have been set up by anybody.
According to the DOJ indictment, Canada Drugs and its affiliates illegally purchased the mislabeled and counterfeit drugs abroad and then routed them through Egypt and Barbados for sale to doctors in the U.
Highlighting the UAE's vision and efforts to combat this global phenomenon, Dr Al Amiri said, "Our mission is to ensure customers get high-quality, safe and effective medicines and make the UAE free of counterfeit drugs.
The World Health Organization estimates that the worldwide market for counterfeit drugs topped 430 billion U.
Counterfeit drugs have been described as 'the perfect crime'--if the patient's condition improves, no-one is the wiser; if the patient's condition fails to improve, then this will be attributed to their condition rather than to the medication.
FITCHBURG - Police charged two people Wednesday with possession of counterfeit drugs after investigators said the pair crushed up vitamin tablets that they planned to sell as heroin.
See WHO Counterfeit Meds, supra note 15 (stating negative effects of counterfeit drug use).
It's very difficult to determine whether a Web site represents an authentic pharmacy or a counterfeit drug pharmacy.
As a response to the rising trend, the FDA established the Counterfeit Drug Task Force in 2003.
The FDA published its final report last month after a six-month examination of the counterfeit drug market.