nonaddictive

adjective
non·​ad·​dic·​tive | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈdik-təv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio) , -a- \

Definition of nonaddictive

: not causing or characterized by addiction : not addictive nonaddictive drugs

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Recent Examples on the Web Neurontin and related generics have long been considered nonaddictive and are not tracked as closely by regulators. Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, "FDA adds warning labels to Lyrica, other nerve drugs over opioid concerns," 21 Dec. 2019 The drugmaker Purdue Pharma had sent an army of sales reps into eastern Kentucky and other regions with high disability rates to promote the idea that pain was vastly undertreated, and that its new drug was virtually nonaddictive. Beth Macy, The Atlantic, "A New Approach to Fighting the Opioid Crisis," 9 Apr. 2020 Neurontin and related generics have long been considered nonaddictive and are not tracked as closely by regulators. Washington Post, "FDA warns of breathing risks with popular nerve drugs," 19 Dec. 2019 The second initiative is a pilot program at the county jail that would treat 65 inmates addicted to opioids with Vivitrol, a nonaddictive, extended-release prescription drug. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar County Commissioners Court approves options for tackling San Antonio opioid crisis," 11 Feb. 2020 Neurontin and related generics have long been considered nonaddictive and are not tracked as closely by regulators. Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, "FDA adds warning labels to Lyrica, other nerve drugs over opioid concerns," 21 Dec. 2019 Neurontin and related generics have long been considered nonaddictive and are not tracked as closely by regulators. NBC News, "Nerve drugs gabapentin, pregabalin linked to breathing problems, FDA warns," 20 Dec. 2019 The family stands to lose billions after a litany of lawsuits claiming that their company marketed the painkiller OxyContin as nonaddictive despite knowing otherwise. Fox News, "Purdue Pharma's Sackler family used hidden accounts to transfer $1B: court docs," 14 Sep. 2019 Hassell’s album is tranquilizing — like benzos but nonaddictive. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, "The best music to help you fall asleep," 26 July 2019

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonaddictive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonaddictive. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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nonaddictive

adjective
non·​ad·​dic·​tive | \ -ə-ˈdik-tiv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonaddictive

: not causing addiction nonaddictive painkillers

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