prescription drug

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Noun1.prescription drug - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacistprescription drug - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
refill - a prescription drug that is provided again; "he got a refill of his prescription"; "the prescription specified only one refill"
over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicine - a drug that is sold without a prescription
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Professor Mike Mawhinney, Head of MRG, Department of Health added: People should take prescription only medicines in consultation with their GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professionals who have access to patient health records and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine.
Not only is supplying prescription only medicines without a prescription illegal, it means that the user has no information about the ingredients, dosage instructions or potential side effects.
A spokesperson added: "It is prohibited by Irish law for anyone to supply prescription only medicines by mail order and this includes supply via the internet.
Analgesics to relieve pain (The final four are generally prescription only medicines, other products in this category are available which aid in reducing mortality and it is useful to consult your vet about these).
The RPSGB would support a proposal to reclassify oral contraceptives from prescription only medicines to over-the-counter medicines.
Computing's concerns about the unregulated sales of Prescription Only Medicines over the internet, the Society is concerned that Which?

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