Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk for severe effects low after SARS-CoV-2 without hospitalization

(HealthDay)—The risk for severe postacute complications is low after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection not requiring hospitalization, according to a study published online May 10 in ...

Medical research

Fighting COVID with plant products and repurposed pharmaceuticals

Chemists Kaushik Sarkar and Rajesh Kumar of the University of North Bengal in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, have investigated the potential of various natural products of plant origin that might be developed into novel ...

Pediatrics

Preterm birth may up risk for later mental health issues

(HealthDay)—Higher rates of prescription of psychotropic drugs are seen during adolescence and young adulthood for those born prematurely compared with those born at full term, according to a study published online March ...

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Prescription drug

A prescription drug is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained. The term is used to distinguish it from over-the-counter drugs which can be obtained without a prescription. Different jurisdictions have different definitions of what constitutes a prescription drug.

Dispensation of prescription drugs often includes a monograph (in Europe, a Patient Information Leaflet or PIL) that gives detailed information about the drug.

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