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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Despite mandating the most sweeping changes in Medicare since its inception, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) says little about how the specialized prescription drug needs of nursing home residents will be met under the new "Part D" Medicare prescription drug program beginning in 2006, reports the Henry J.
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It creates a prescription drug benefit plan for the nation's 40 million seniors and allows them to buy medications at a reduced cost.

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