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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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Ninety percent of large employers said they found the cost of new specialty drugs to be challenging and the drugs accounted for one-third of the time they spent on managing employee health benefits, according to a published survey in the second quarter 2017 edition of Benefits Quarterly.
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who rely on a growing class of medications known as specialty drugs -- advanced medicine for complex conditions such as hepatitis C, juvenile arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Timing the delivery of medications to minimize waste: By enabling the careful coordination of specialty drug delivery, which often requires strict storage conditions, specialty pharmacies prevent plan sponsors from paying for medications that, when improperly stored, become unsafe to use.
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In some cases, a patient might pay nothing when obtaining a specialty drug from their physician, but that option might be the most costly for the health plan.
This whole-patient management goes beyond the specialty drug regimen to help improve clinical outcomes while also helping to reduce total health care costs," Lotvin says.
Examples of specialty drugs that are driving up cost include treatments for Hepatitis C, cancer and arthritis.
For the report, the AARP Public Policy Institute and the PRIME Institute at the University of Minnesota created a market basket of 101 specialty drug products.
Any future additions or deletions, if you are selected to provide these services, will be communicated sixty (60) days prior to addition to the specialty drug list along with proposed pricing etc.

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