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Drug

Under United States law, a drug is any substance (other than a food or device) that is intended for use in the diagnosis, cure or prevention of disease, or is intended to affect the structure or function of the body. See also: Drug allergy .

Common drugs used in Allergology

Generic
The generic name of a drug is the name of the active ingredient, as distinct from the name given to a particular product (which contains the drug), by a manufacturer. A doctor may prescribe a medication by product name or generic name.

 

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