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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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Case 2- A 62-year-old female with RA (Steinbrocker classification: functional class III, stage of disease progression 4) since 1989 was treated with non-biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
In rheumatoid arthritis, another goal is to slow the progression of the disease with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Ustekinumab and secukinumab are considered biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs), like the TNF inhibitors, while apremilast occupies a new classification niche as a targeted synthetic DMARD, said Dr.
5 RA patients are often treated with a number of medicines, combining protein-based biologic therapies with MTX, the most common disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD).
Upon approval by the US FDA, tofacitinib would be the first new oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) for RA in more than 10 years and the first RA treatment in a new class of medicines known as Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors.
There was significant interaction between disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) use and disease group (P < .
8, had not received prior disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, and had a poor prognosis based on the findings of rheumatoid factor positivity, a positive cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody test, or the presence of at least two erosions.
This study, which will be run by Vertex, will evaluate once-daily (QD) and twice-daily (BID) doses of VX-509 in combination with methotrexate, a commonly prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) for RA that is frequently used in combination with other RA medicines.