miracle drug

noun

Definition of miracle drug 

: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition : wonder drug

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In my opinion, this is a miracle drug that needs to be evaluated and explored even further. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Six things you might be asking about hemp," 13 July 2018 Not a magic potion Toni Camacho doesn’t claim turmeric is some kind of miracle drug. Doug Williams, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Turmeric: superfood or superhype," 25 June 2018 Antibiotics have since saved millions of lives, but now the power of these miracle drugs is in serious jeopardy. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The CDC Has Detected Rare "Nightmare Bacteria" in 27 States," 6 Apr. 2018 In later years, interferon didn’t turn out to be quite the miracle drug it was initially thought to be, but it is still used in the treatment of some cancers. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession," 14 Dec. 2017 Well, 18 hours later, a time span that included oft-withering criticism of Strasburg, the Nationals must have found a miracle drug. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Nationals deny they pressured Stephen Strasburg to start: 'He felt obligated'," 11 Oct. 2017

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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miracle drug

noun
mir·a·cle drug | \ˈmir-ə-kəl- \

Medical Definition of miracle drug 

: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition

called also wonder drug

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