by prescription


: by having a written message from a doctor that officially tells one to use a medicine, therapy, etc.
The drug is only available by prescription.

Examples of by prescription in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, of the roughly 80,000 opioid overdose deaths reported in 2021, according to the CDC, just 21% were caused by prescription opioids. Lev Facher, STAT, 22 Sep. 2023 Once propelled by prescription opioids and then heroin, the decadeslong crisis was overwhelmed by synthetic opioids in the mid-2010s. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2023 While many of its health-specific formulas are only available by prescription, Royal Canin does have several over-the-counter cat foods, including both wet and dry options. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Supply crunch clashes with expansion The drug will be available by prescription via NHS as well as in the private market for around a fifth of the prices that Wegovy sells for in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune, 5 Sep. 2023 Other forms of naloxone, including some with higher concentrations and some that are loaded in syringes, are already available by prescription. Noah Weiland, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Other progestin-only pills are available by prescription in the US under brand names like Camila, Errin, and Jolivette. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 18 July 2023 Recently, an Australian law made MDMA and psilocybin, the compound in psychedelic mushrooms, available by prescription; an Australian biotech company raised $2.5 million to develop a program for psychiatrists to provide MDMA during therapy. Rachel Riederer, The New Yorker, 13 July 2023 Peep some of the best retinol serums, here: Available both over the counter and by prescription, topical retinoids are a form of Vitamin A compounds, Dr. Zeicher says. Neha Tandon, Women's Health, 23 June 2023 See More

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“By prescription.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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