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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
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Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.
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principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Act of 2015) grants immunity to drug companies that provide access to experimental drugs relating to the design, development, clinical testing and investigation, manufacture, labeling, distribution, sale, purchase, donation, dispensing, prescription, recommendation, administration, efficacy, or use of the investigational drug.
"This study is important because it demonstrates this may be a useful approach for studying investigational drugs," says lead investigator Kevin J.
Determining whether Congress should direct the FDA to reform its investigational drug regulations is a policy judgment involving the balancing of competing interests.
Typically, unless the drug is targeted specifically for women's health concerns, Phase I trials seek normal male volunteers to assess the investigational drug's initial exposure to an entire population.
It emphasizes the benefits available from early-phase investigational drugs and shows little awareness of the harms early access could produce.
If, during a study, an investigational drug seems to work very well, the researcher may stop using the placebo.
Release date- 12082019 - Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a global biopharmaceutical company, today confirmed enrollment of the first patient in the company's Phase 2a study assessing the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety of the oral investigational drug MNK-6106 (L-ornithine phenylacetate) versus rifaximin in patients with hepatic (liver) cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
Orphan Drug Designation reportedly provides various benefits for an investigational drug, including seven-year exclusivity after marketing approval is received.
Covance's facilities offer certified clean rooms that support a full range of sterile manufacturing, including aseptically prepared sterile parenteral investigative drugs and radiolabelled doses, as well as non-sterile investigational drug products.
Biotech firm Vivus unwrapped the class three investigational drug avanafil, said to be in its last step before getting clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA would allow an investigational drug to be used to treat an individual patient if a licensed physician determines that the probable risk to the patient from the investigational drug is not greater than the probable risk from the patient's disease or condition, and the FDA determines that the patient cannot otherwise obtain the drug (eg the patient cannot participate in a clinical trial of the investigational drug).

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