Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Difference between Drug and medicine

Drug and Medicines are generally considered as identical though there is difference between the two terms.

Drug - is a substance that creates hallucination or a stimulant.

Medicine - is a substance which is taken for treatment of any disease. Medicine is also considered as science.

Than  why most of the regulations talks about drug regulation and not medicine regulations?

Though drug and medicines are used for different aspects but Food and drug administration has defined only drugs and not medicines. The scope of the drugs has included medicines also.  

 FD&C Act 201 (g) (1) defines drug as ' articles intended for use in diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

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