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drug

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

drug

[drəg]
(pharmacology)
Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.

Drug

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

Drugs

(dreams)
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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70] Hepatitis B vaccination should ideally be offered to non-immune patients before commencing DMARD treatment.
DMARD or biologic therapy may be required in patients with recalcitrant arthritis or uveitis.
Different Factors Are Important for RA Patients and Rheumatologists Regarding DMARD Escalation.
Suggestions will be made for rational switching between biologic DMARDs, taking into account whether or not loss of efficacy is AAB mediated.
Patients had moderate to severe, active RA and had had an inadequate response to at least one synthetic DMARD or a biologic (due to lack of efficacy or toxicity).
These results demonstrate that improvement in hemoglobin levels is observed along with an effective suppression of inflammation in patients with AS, and anti-TNF therapy is more effective than DMARDs with regard to improving the hemoglobin levels, especially in patients with ACD.
The SABER researchers plan to look at what happened to prednisone dosing when the RA patients went on anti-TNF therapy or an additional nonbiologic DMARD.
Patients who received a DMARD more than 6 months after the onset of symptoms were better off than those who never received one of the drugs, she noted, "but they didn't get the same benefit" as those who immediately received therapy.
1) Improvement in signs and symptoms of RA at 24 weeks, as measured by the American College of Rheumatology score of 20 percent improvement (ACR20), were as follows: 61 percent in the sarilumab 200 mg group; 56 percent in the sarilumab 150 mg group; and 34 percent in the placebo group, all in combination with DMARD therapy.
The "step up" design involves patients who had experienced incomplete responses to an agent, usually methotrexate (MTX) in RA, who are then randomized to receive MTX plus another DMARD or biological agent in combination or MTX plus placebo.
TOWARD (Tocilizumab in cOmbination With traditional DMARD therapy) trial:
an equal number of matched patients who were started on a conventional DMARD.