non·​drug | \ˌnän-ˈdrəg \

Definition of nondrug 

: not relating to, being, or employing drugs natural, nondrug treatments Nondrug measures such as yoga and exercise can ease depression regardless of age.Consumer Reports

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Her agency is teaming up the Pentagon and the VA to spend $81 million on research projects to study the effectiveness of a variety of nondrug approaches to treating chronic pain. Jennifer Mcdermott, Washington Post, "Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture," 20 Feb. 2018 The Yale researchers studying nondrug pain management have CT VA ties. Peggy Mccarthy,, "VA Steps Up Efforts To Help Veterans Fighting Opioid Addiction," 25 Sep. 2017 Along with urging physicians to try nondrug approaches first, the guidelines suggest that opioids be used sparingly. Barry Meier, New York Times, "Opioid Prescribing Gets Another Look as F.D.A. Revisits Mandatory Doctor Training," 2 May 2016

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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non·​drug | \(ˈ)nän-ˈdrəg \

Medical Definition of nondrug 

: not relating to, being, or employing drugs nondrug treatment

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