patent medicine

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medicine that is protected by a patent and available without a doctor's prescription

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Salele further revealed that strangely, many Patent Medicine Stores (PMS) in Yobe state now engage in dispensing controlled, banned and even hard drugs to our young men and women without considering the implications of such act.
pylori was just as effective as conventional patent medicine treatment in improving or eliminating psoriasis.
The Great American Fraud: A Series of Articles on the Patent Medicine Evil, Reprinted from Collier's Weekly.
Mesmerism and patent medicine, osteopathy and chiropractic, all come under scrutiny.
I can't do justice to them without quoting, in all their marvelous detail, one patent medicine peddler's litany of things that threatened our grandparents and great-grandparents in the gory and glory days of yesteryear.
English patent medicines found their way to the New World with the first colonists, but these early settlers soon discovered it was cheaper to make them here, rather than import them from Europe, so a home-spun, American patent medicine industry was born.
In "Wicked Ottawa County, Michigan," Hammond expands on some of those accounts--one of which describes a deadly disagreement over cows--and explores the gimmicky trends of magnetic mineral springs and patent medicine.
It was in the cities of Victorian Britain that the patent medicine held sway, where the difference between life and death was a narrow one, and where the fear of infection was highest.
Patent medicine trade cards, often bright and visually stunning, were the first freely available art thanks to the invention of the lomography printer, which produced duplications of colored pictures inexpensively.
Also expanding in the late 19th century was the strangely named patent medicine industry.
One patent medicine could be prepared with identical formula of less potential ingredients which acts as a catalyst to determine the price of certain drug, Azhar remarked.
Patent medicine manufacturers could be charged with fraud or "misbranding" under the new law, and many were, but that was easy to avoid.
Which traditional patent medicine is mainly made from magnesium sulphate?
Akunyili said the NAFDAC had visited 1,675 drugs outlets, pharmacies, patent medicine stores, market stalls, clinics and hospitals, where 425 bottles of "My Pikin" were recovered.
This book is a wealth of intriguing and unexpected information - from the roots of the world's most powerful brand in a pharmacist's five-cent patent medicine, to the genesis of today's desktop computer.