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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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The new drug application was granted Priority Review and has been offered a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date of 30 August 2017.
My second concern is whether the new drug is more effective than other therapies.
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The committee oversees pharmacy policies and procedures and reviews the clinical merits, safety, effectiveness and clinical value of new drugs as they come to market.
Hundreds of community organizations and individuals signed a consensus letter to Tibotec for pricing that is cost neutral, instead of pushing up the cost of treatment with every new drug.
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Boston Consulting Group calculates that this practice has skyrocketed, from being required in 20 percent of new drug approvals in the early 1980s, to nearly 80 percent now.
Developing clinical trials that allow people access to these 2 new drugs at the same time should be relatively simple.
The majority of new drugs are based on findings made by dedicated, hard-working, federally funded scientists in universities and government laboratories, not the research arms of drug companies.
A recent study published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the risks posed by new drugs entering the market may be substantial.
DELAY IN THE APPROVAL OF NEW drugs has been a policy problem in the United States since the mid-1970s.

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