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Broadly, a drug is any substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease. It may be a synthetic, semi-synthetic, or naturally occurring compound or mixture of compounds. Most drugs interact with a part of the body to alter an existing physiological or biochemical process. A drug can either decrease or increase an existing function of an organ, tissue, or cell, but cannot impart a new function to them. For example, drugs are available to decrease blood pressure,… Keep Reading

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API – Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency that regulates marketed drug products and approves marketing of new drug products. The FDA defines a drug product as a finished dosage form (e.g., tablet, capsule, or solution) that contains the drug (called the drug substance or active ingredient) in a particular strength, generally in association with one or more other ingredients. The FDA considers the different strengths and dosage forms of a drug as separate and distinct drug products.… Keep Reading

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