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

Examples of new drug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June, the FDA approved the first new drug for Alzheimer's in 20 years, Biogen's Aduhelm. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2021 Pharmaceutical companies cite the $2B cost of approving a new drug as justification for high drug prices, noting the premium price is required to underwrite the expensive process of innovation. Dr. Charles Theuer, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 In the late 1950s, doctors began prescribing a new drug named thalidomide to pregnant women in Europe and North America, to ease their morning sickness. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 6 Oct. 2021 There will also be debate among financial analysts at investment banks regarding exactly how many billions of dollars in sales the new drug will generate. Matthew Herper, STAT, 6 Oct. 2021 Rinvoq is a relatively new drug with sales touted to be as high as $8 billion in 2025. Trefis Team, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 The study finds that the new drug reduced the risk of death by 38 percent in patients with advanced prostate cancer. NBC News, 3 June 2021 The study compares the new drug with Kadcyla, the current standard treatment, finding Enhertu to be 72% more effective. Fortune, 21 Sep. 2021 In announcing its approval in June of Aduhelm — the first new drug for Alzheimer’s in 18 years — the F.D.A. acknowledged there was not sufficient evidence that the drug would help patients. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of new drug

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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“New drug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20drug. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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