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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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exclusivity actually limits the competition the pioneer drug company
The pioneer drug company and its rival generic drug company
Once the list is created, the pioneer drug manufacturers will have two options.
The country's government may then commission the manufacture of a generic alternative, the sales of which would result in a reasonable royalty to be paid back to the pioneer drug company.
In order to determine the appropriate name-brand price or royalty associated with the generic sale, the Board of Essential Medicines would be able to negotiate with the pioneer drug company to find an appropriate price.
Patents incentivize pioneer drug developers to search for
Before the Hatch-Waxman Act, approximately 150 pioneer drugs with
While the familiarity and loyalty of physicians and patients to a pioneer drug may be an important factor, a large part of the pioneer pharmaceuticals' market retention may stem from the success of their manufacturers' rent-seeking behavior.
(97) The Commission has become increasingly rigorous in its enforcement of competition laws in the pharmaceutical markets, particularly against pioneer drug manufacturers seeking to maintain their dominance against generic drug manufacturers in a manner the Commission finds unfair.
Even though an ANDA or section 505(b)(2) applicant may successfully produce a generic drug that is the "same" as the pioneer drug without infringing a patented method of manufacture, the applicant remains susceptible to litigation because its label describes the patented method of making or signature thereof.
The text of the Hatch-Waxman Act clearly makes an exception to the identical labeling requirement for different manufacturers, and, read alongside the other same labeling exceptions, it provides only one limitation to that exception: the generic drug must be as safe and effective as the pioneer drug. (139) The legislative history recognizes that different manufacturers must "design around" the pioneer manufacturer and provides a nonexhaustive list of instances where labeling differences would be apt, none of which depend on the patent's Orange Book status.
Generics usually sell at substantially lower prices than the pioneer drugs. Differentials of 30% to 50% are common.