- any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.
- any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals.
- any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.
- any substance intended for use as a component of such a drug, but not a device or a part of a device.
- chemical substances prepared and sold as pharmaceutical items, either by prescription or over the counter.
- personal hygienic items sold in a drugstore, as toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.
verb (used with object), drugged, drug·ging.
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verb Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.Nonstandard.
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Clark said she apologized for letting her try out in the first place when the cheer handbook had a zero-tolerance drug policy that called for a ban the following season.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
These treatments include cheap and readily available drugs like dexamethasone and hydrocortisone, which can cut the risk of dying in very sick patients by a third.
The department plans to negotiate in 2021 with the Fraternal Order of Police that they expand random drug testing to make sure every officer is tested at least once a year.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
This isn’t unusual for drug companies to withhold information about a potential medication that has yet to reach the market.AstraZeneca resumed its COVID-19 vaccine trials after uncovering a mysterious reaction|Claire Maldarelli|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Earlier this year, the US Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which requires manufacturers to report real or potential drug shortages to the FDA.The ‘inactive' ingredients in your pills could harm you|By Yelena Ionova/The Conversation|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
Did he go to the authorities to file a report against the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel?
He also was working to recruit Castro as a driver for a drug load.
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
“They know there are drug spots,” said Wanda Williams, who was out for a walk with her son.
She made a few purchases at the drug store and then impulsively entered the telegraph office.Behind the Green Door|Mildred A. Wirt
I'll come down on the car at a quarter before eight and meet you at Harne's drug store.A Woman for Mayor|Helen M. Winslow
The sight of a knot of curious idlers outside a drug store in Times Square caused him to quicken his steps.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon
I have not come to any definite use of this drug yet, but I shall only mention a few facts that I have observed during its use.
With her, labor is a drug, the cheapest article she has, and so she exports it.Across America|James F. Rusling