new drug

noun

: 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 This realignment would help the FDA streamline inefficiencies in the current process and incentivize the development of new drugs, whose developers will be more confident that their treatment candidates can be evaluated appropriately. Patrick Skerrett, STAT, 15 June 2024 Because new drug discovery is so slow, combining existing antimicrobials offers more hope in the near term. Cecilia.butini, Vox, 4 June 2024 The United States, unlike other rich countries, exercises no control over the prices of new drugs or procedures, and its health-care sector, including doctors, device manufacturers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies, has developed immense political power. Anne Case, Foreign Affairs, 3 Feb. 2020 Clete and Dave get caught up in a violent and complicated tangle involving a dangerous new drug. Adam Bell, Charlotte Observer, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for new drug 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of new drug was circa 1951

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“New drug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20drug. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

new drug

noun
: 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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