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He was taken to hospital and admitted to intensive care with an overdose of prescription drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When a patient comes into the surgery the doctor wants to give them something that will help and the patient expects a prescription. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He forced them to open the safe and emptied it of cash, plus expensive watches and prescription drugs. The Sun (2016)Officers found them dead from a drugs overdose in a case that has cast fresh light on the nation's heroin and prescription drug epidemic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The same section of people account for 81 per cent of criminal convictions and around 75 per cent of all drug prescriptions. The Sun (2016)But is his prescription the right one? Times, Sunday Times (2007)So get those repeat prescription requests in in good time. The Sun (2014)The other half are given on prescription or free by family planning clinics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How aware was she of his prescription drug dependency? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Just one fewer prescription per person could save millions of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has blamed his rampage on a reaction to prescription medicine. The Sun (2010)You can buy it directly from the chemist without a prescription. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Perhaps it was time to get a prescription. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the next eight months were a blur of drink and prescription medication given by his psychiatrist. The Sun (2009)The bit they do get hot under the collar about is taking prescription to the chemist. The Sun (2007)To find your particular prescription medicine in this chapter you need to know either its generic or brand name. The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)It might not guarantee that a patient would always gets the right prescription from the outset but it would increase the chances. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Last year it supplied more than 530 million patient prescriptions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What information is included in a doctor 's prescription? An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The job could be done just as easily with existing prescription forms, said the official. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some people will require the most aggressive treatment available, in the form of prescription drugs. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)At least with the right combination of prescription drugs and in-flight alcohol you can remain unconscious throughout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Recent research suggests that stressed GPs are more likely than smiling ones to throw prescriptions at a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last year doctors wrote 150,000 prescriptions for two drugs to treat withdrawal or induce sickness when alcohol is drunk. The Sun (2010)His prescriptions have economic logic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)FAMILY doctors are giving hundreds of thousands of patients the wrong prescription, a study suggests. The Sun (2015)Politicians will, correctly, protest that most patients get their prescriptions free. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: prescription /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/ NOUN
A prescription is a medicine which a doctor has told you to take, or the form on which the doctor has written the details of that medicine.
He gave me a prescription for some cream.
- American English: prescription
- Arabic: وَصْفَةٌ طِبِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: receita médica
- Chinese: 处方
- Croatian: liječnički recept
- Czech: recept lékařský
- Danish: recept
- Dutch: recept doktersrecept
- European Spanish: receta médica
- Finnish: lääkemääräys
- French: ordonnance
- German: Rezept Apotheke
- Greek: ιατρική συνταγή
- Italian: ricetta medica
- Japanese: 処方箋
- Korean: 처방
- Norwegian: resept
- Polish: recepta
- European Portuguese: receita médica
- Romanian: rețetă
- Russian: рецепт
- Spanish: receta fórmula médica
- Swedish: recept apotek
- Thai: ใบสั่งจ่ายยา
- Turkish: reçete
- Ukrainian: рецептмедичний
- Vietnamese: đơn thuốc
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