new drug

noun

Definition of new drug

: a drug that has not been declared safe and effective by qualified experts under the conditions prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the label and that may be a new chemical formula or an established drug prescribed for use in a new way

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Allergan’s $6 billion in annual cash flow could provide capital to develop new drug therapies or acquire biotech startups. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Tax Reform’s Remedy for Outsourcing," 25 June 2019 And not ignore a problem, obviously, but there will never be a solution until there are new drugs. Molly Rubin, Quartz, "How an ER doctor and a Purdue Pharma whistleblower think about the opioid crisis," 21 Aug. 2019 In the past week, the FDA has approved five novel new drugs to treat a slew of conditions from cancer to the skin disease psoriasis to tuberculosis (TB) to the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The FDA Went on an Epic Drug Approval Binge This Week: Brainstorm Health," 16 Aug. 2019 People with a very lower GRF cannot safely take these new drugs. Howard Lewine, sun-sentinel.com, "Stay on Coumadin or switch to a new blood thinner?," 14 Aug. 2019 Tau PET tracers are in early development, but will be useful for research and to increase knowledge gained from clinical trials testing new drugs. Scientific American, "Blood Tests for Alzheimer’s: Two Experts on Why New Studies Are Encouraging," 13 Aug. 2019 So even though these two new drugs have a high likelihood of curing patients, violence and misinformation may prevent many of those infected from accessing them. oregonlive, "Ebola cure? Scientists discover two highly effective drugs," 13 Aug. 2019 Tau PET tracers are in early development, but will be useful for research and to increase knowledge gained from clinical trials testing new drugs. The Conversation, oregonlive.com, "Here’s what we know about blood tests for Alzheimer’s," 10 Aug. 2019 In practice, therefore, interactions are discovered after new drugs are on the market, contributing to a cycle in which drugs are introduced, then abandoned, with class-action lawsuits in between. Jonathan Zittrain, The New Yorker, "The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking," 23 July 2019

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circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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new drug

noun

Medical Definition of new drug

: a drug that has not been declared safe and effective by qualified experts under the conditions prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the label and that may be a new chemical formula or an established drug prescribed for use in a new way

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