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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Speak with a medical professional to find a new drug or combination of drugs that can work better for you. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Bipolar Disorder Treatments You Should Know About," 30 Nov. 2018 During the 1960s and ’70s, years of disproportionate household duties and neglectful husbands and crying kids were vanquished with the help of a hot new drug: Valium. Hayley Krischer, Marie Claire, "How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms," 20 Aug. 2018 There should be no doubt that aggressive policies to impose price controls on drugs will mean less life-sciences R&D, fewer new drugs, and reduced U.S. competitiveness. Joe Kennedy, STAT, "Strong action is needed to preserve the competitiveness of America’s life-science industries," 7 May 2018 Whatever new drugs are discovered, Sperling insists that early intervention is key to combating the disease. Joshua Kendall, BostonGlobe.com, "Can this doctor figure out how to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts?," 11 June 2018 Each year just several dozen new drugs are approved for use in the United States. Smithsonian, "How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine," 31 May 2018 But biomarkers are not the same as symptoms, so the risk is that costly new drugs will be approved that do not actually work. The Economist, "FDA wants to help unproductive drugmakers," 22 Mar. 2018 Prophylactic treatments are now available, and the market is experiencing rapid evolution as new drugs are developed to treat the genetic condition. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "4 Reasons Why Sanofi Is Buying Bioverativ for $11.6 Billion," 22 Jan. 2018 Merck, which carried a 3.4% dividend yield at the end of 2017, has soared this year as the pharmaceutical company has made solid progress in research and development of new drugs. Corrie Driebusch, WSJ, "In the Stock Market, It’s a Dog-Eat-Dow World," 23 Dec. 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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