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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Some patients who had the experimental vaccine originally still became infected, and researchers are still trying to determine whether the earlier vaccination inflated the success rate of the new drugs. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Ebola could be curable, clinical trial in the Congo shows for the first time," 12 Aug. 2019 That’s more than the percentage of warnings found in a 2017 study of new drugs. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A drug's most dangerous side effects often aren't discovered until it's on the market," 18 July 2019 Seven of the people taken into custody faced arrest warrants for missing court appearances in pending criminal cases, and six were arrested for new drug offenses, ranging from drug possession to trafficking, police said. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston police arrest 16 around ‘Methadone Mile’," 3 Aug. 2019 Akorn and its leaders falsely represented that Akorn was in compliance with regulations related to drug testing and manufacturing and failed to disclose that its alleged data violations could hurt its ability to sell new drugs, the lawsuit alleges. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "Drugmaker Akorn reaches settlement valued at $74 million in investor lawsuit," 31 July 2019 Genetic screens could also identify previously undiscovered mutations associated with epilepsy and help lead to new drug development. Isabel Derera, The Conversation, "CBD and genetic testing provide hope for ‘intractable’ epilepsy in children," 25 July 2019 At the same time, much of the peloton was actually easing off of performance enhancers, spurred by new drug-testing rules and the Festina scandal of 1998. Bill Gifford, Outside Online, "Jonathan Vaughters Goes Deep into Cycling’s Dirty Past," 24 July 2019 During his court appearance, an active warrant for a new drug charge was discovered and Benson was arrested and taken into custody, according to the release. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Man arrested for drug charges shot during attempted escape at UTMB in Galveston," 12 July 2019 Up 26% premarket: The company said Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared an investigational new drug application for a clinical trial for a cancer treatment. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Stocks to Watch: Milacron Holdings, Hookipa Pharma, PNM Resources, Snap," 12 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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