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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The team then tested the new drug in combination with older antibiotics, which many bacteria have become resistant to. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New “Immunobiotic” Could Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs," 6 July 2018 The question for the new drug will be: Does the prospect of a fast-acting, one-dose treatment override skepticism over flu drugs? Helen Branswell, STAT, "A flu drug — shown to reduce the duration of symptoms — could upend treatment in U.S.," 27 June 2018 Because of the high costs, experts expect the new drug to be subject to step therapy policies. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "To save money, my insurance company forced me to try drugs that didn’t work," 22 June 2018 More recent basket trials with newer drugs have demonstrated striking, even durable, response rates, although the mutations targeted by the drugs are relatively rare across all human cancers. Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times, "The Search for Cancer Treatment Beyond Mutant-Hunting," 13 June 2018 The last new drug was approved 15 years ago, and none of the drugs that are currently available can alter the course of the disease. Joshua Kendall, BostonGlobe.com, "Can this doctor figure out how to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts?," 11 June 2018 The new drugs are injectable antibodies that target a protein called CGRP. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Migraine Drugs Offer Hope to Sufferers," 18 May 2018 That's a myth that is prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry that drugs are so expensive because companies are taking all that money and plowing it back into research and development to discover the new drugs of tomorrow. Jen Christensen, CNN, "The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States," 11 May 2018 That case asked the court to invalidate the patents protecting the new drug TAF. Melody Petersen, latimes.com, "Patients sue Gilead, saying drug company intentionally delayed safer HIV medicine," 9 May 2018

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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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