wonder drug


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wonder drug

won′der drug`


n.
a new drug that is noted for its striking curative effect.
[1935–40]
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SISTERS battling cystic fibrosis have been told one can have a PS100,000-ayear wonder drug and the other cannot.
PLANS to make a new wonder drug available on the NHS took a step closer after we told the story of seven-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer Oliver Ward.
Patients given the cystic fibrosis "wonder drug" Orkambi by the age of six can add 23 years to life expectancy - as well as correct gene mutation and alleviate symptoms.
Brave Jim Smith, 77, has been taken off a wonder drug and given gruelling treatments involving chemotherapy.
Finance Minister Su Jain-rong has said the ongoing trade war between the United States and China will definitely hit Taiwan and that there is no wonder drug for the country that will be able to ease the pain of the impact.
About once a week, the mid-market tabloids splash on some "wonder drug" or other that isn't available on the NHS but that might have an effect on Alzheimer's, or cancer, or heart disease.
Manufacturers Roche were urged by Holyrood to apply for medicine approval for the wonder drug. Health Secretary Shona Robison said: "NHS Scotland and the SMC have outlined ways in which a new submission from Roche can be considered and this has been shared with Roche.
With his P100, Que bought a bottle of the wonder drug Sulfathiazole, and sold it piece by piece using a pushcart on the streets of Sta.
A GRANDAD battling Parkinson's Disease has finally been accepted for a wonder drug that could transform his life.
Herceptin has been touted as a wonder drug for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that is fueled by excess production of the HER2 protein.
McCarthy has written the screenplay "Wonder Drug'' which tells the story of DES (diethylstilbestrol), once thought to be a ground-breaking synthetic form of estrogen that instead became one of the most devastating medical disasters in history.
Ministers delaying kidney wonder drug decision Joanne Scott said: "They would rather pay PS10 million for Thatcher than a drug to help people."