What are Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are medications only available with a written prescription from a licensed healthcare provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner. The government regulates prescription drugs to ensure their safety and effectiveness, and they are manufactured and distributed by pharmaceutical companies under strict guidelines.

Prescription drugs can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including pain, infections, mental health disorders, and chronic illnesses. They are usually taken orally but can also be delivered through injections, topical creams, and other forms of administration. Some prescription drugs, such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants, can be habit-forming and potentially abuse and addiction if not used as directed.

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