on prescription

idiom

British
: by having a written message from a doctor that officially tells one to use a medicine, therapy, etc.
The drug is only available on prescription.

Examples of on prescription in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His adult daughter, Maureen, became dependent on prescription painkillers after a hip injury, completed rehab and relapsed fatally in 2018. C.j. Chivers James Patrick Cronin Elena Hecht Anna Diamond Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 6 June 2024 There are specific sites that accept most types of vision insurance, allowing customers to get the best possible deals on prescription lenses. Hilary Tetenbaum, Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2024 In all, by 2031, total US spending on prescription drugs is poised to reach over $1 trillion per year due to weight-loss drugs. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 May 2024 Although the pills tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, and Tramadol, they were marked with the markings that would be on prescription Oxycodone, state police said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 16 May 2024 Some people prefer to enjoy the arts solo—say by wandering in the museum alone—while others want to take part with a pal or connect with new people, says Golden, who notes that arts on prescription programs often provide tickets for friends or family members to go with you. Theresa Tamkins, SELF, 3 May 2024 And for the first time, Medicare also capped overall out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for members at $3,300 to $3,800 a year, dropping to $2,000 in 2025. TIME, 2 May 2024 According to the state treasurer’s office, last year, North Carolina paid for weight loss drugs for almost 25,000 state employees, costing it more than $100 million before rebates — about 10% of its total spending on prescription drugs and more than the plan spent on all cancer treatments combined. Jason Kane, NBC News, 24 Apr. 2024 The crisis at first centered on prescription painkillers that gained more acceptance in the 1990s, and later heroin. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024

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“On prescription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20prescription. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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