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Chemical drug names
H--as exact description of components of molecule and arrangement
--long name is not useful
Generic (non-proprietary)
--official name assigned by official committee for a specific molecule
--Name is public property
--first letter is not capitalized
--Same endings in same pharmacological class
--Example: chloriazepoxide
Brand (proprietary)
--Brand/Trade name
--Name coined by company (nice name suggesting use)
--First letter capitalized
--Example: Librium
--Problem: lots of trade names for one generic name
Prescription Drugs
--Deemed unsafe without further medical supervision
Non-prescription Drugs (OTC)
--Deemed safe without further medical supervision..but are NOT NON_TOXIC!! Aspirin is OTC
Describe the difference between a drug and a pill, tablet, or any other forumulation.
--Drug is broadly defined as any chemical (except foods) that affects living systems.
--Most limit word to meach chemicals to prevent, treat, or diagnose human medical problems
--Drugs are active ingredients in preparations
--Drugs are NOT: pills, tablets, or capsules..these are preparations or formulations