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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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We definitely think the more user-friendly a label is, the better is it for consumers,'' said Meg Grattan of the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association, which supports the FDA proposal.
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Market watchers say the latest deal may trigger further reorganization in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry as the country's nonprescription drug market is expected not to enjoy robust growth due to the growing popularity of health-food products.
Nonprescription drug products with innovative claims and indications are ultimately those that attract consumers and will lead to more rapid growth.
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This means that no state or local government will be able to enact any law relating to a mandatory adverse event reporting system for nonprescription drugs or dietary supplements, if it is different from, or in addition to, this federal requirement.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC today announced its support of the passage of the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Act, also known as the Adverse Event Reports (AER) bill.
Previously, he directed state government affairs activities for the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC.
When the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act goes into effect in December 2007, dietary supplement and OTC drug companies will be required to submit serious adverse event reports (AERs) to the FDA so that any public safety concerns can be identified and dealt with quickly.
House of Representatives late last night considered and passed Senate bill S3546, the "Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Act," which would require manufacturers to notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of all serious adverse events (AEs) for dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs (OTCs) reported to them.
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