: 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
Recent Examples on the Web Ho asked Jessica Ellsworth, who represented Danco Laboratories, a drug company that makes mifepristone and submitted the original new drug application to the FDA in 1996. —Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 17 May 2023 Two weeks earlier, a doctor who had diagnosed the man during an urgent care visit had noted his risk factors and prescribed a new drug: Paxlovid, an antiviral pill that in clinical trials cut a person’s the risk of hospitalization or death from Covid-19 by nearly 90% compared with a placebo. —Brenda Goodman, CNN, 8 Mar. 2022 Methadone wasn’t a new drug. —Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2023 What is a new animal and what is a new drug? —Vulture, 2 Mar. 2023 In 2014 and 2015, respectively, Horizon picked up two relatively new drugs that had no generic versions: the immunosuppressant Actimmune and Ravicti, which treats a rare genetic disorder. —Arthur Allen, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2023 And if upheld, the Texas decision would shake the very framework of the pharmaceutical industry’s reliance on the F.D.A.’s pathways for developing new drugs, legal experts said. —Pam Belluck, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 By further raising uncertainty about pharmaceutical investments, these policies encourage manufacturers to launch new drugs at higher prices and reduce research and development, compromising future access to innovative cures and treatments. —Brian Blase, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Researchers, including Madesh Muniswamy, a professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio, developed a new drug to help with weight loss, according to a news release Monday. —Shepard Price, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2023 See More
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