miracle drug

noun

Definition of miracle drug

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

Examples of miracle drug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a company wanted to put mercury or cocaine in their miracle drug, the Bureau of Chemistry had no problem with that — so long as it was mentioned on the label. New York Times, "How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life," 27 Apr. 2021 With no miracle drug on the horizon, what's the prescription for fighting off dementia? CBS News, "Dr. Sanjay Gupta's prescription for fighting off dementia," 3 Jan. 2021 The most precious resource the U.S. health-care system has in the struggle against COVID-19 isn’t some miracle drug. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "The Third Surge Is Breaking Health-Care Workers," 13 Nov. 2020 On March 26th, the President touted the malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine as a miracle drug to combat the coronavirus. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Trump Retreats to His Hannity Bunker," 26 June 2020 George Frey/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images For Michelle Weaver, hydroxychloroquine has been a miracle drug. Anahad O’connor, New York Times, "Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt Prescription Drug Supplies," 28 May 2020 Will anyone who breathlessly pitched hydroxychloroquine as a miracle drug show a modicum of regret or even self-awareness over this? Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Fox News falls out of love with hydroxychloroquine," 22 Apr. 2020 No cure for influenza existed—no medication, no vaccination, no antibiotics, no miracle drug. Randy Roberts And Johnny Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "When Babe Ruth and the Great Influenza Gripped Boston," 30 Apr. 2020 Remdesivir isn’t a miracle drug that immediately cures COVID-19, Erdmann said, but data showed measurable improvement for patients and fewer adverse events. al, "Promising early results for UAB coronavirus drug could speed FDA approval," 29 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of miracle drug

1944, in the meaning defined above

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miracle drug

noun
mir·​a·​cle drug | \ ˈmir-ə-kəl- How to pronounce miracle drug (audio) \

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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