American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for the drug ceftriaxone.
- n. a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
“FDA rules require new drugs for any condition to be tested against the best drug available, and for community-acquired pneumonia, Rocephin was considered the best.”
“But Rocephin, also called ceftriaxone, is a beta-lactam antibiotic, which means it works against pneumococcal pneumonia, but would not be effective if it were given to a MRSA pneumonia victim.”
“The drug it failed against, Rocephin, had been on the market since 1984, and therefore had never been required to meet the same trial standard.”
“Researchers allegedly administered the comparison drug, Rocephin, in dangerously low doses to make Trovan look more effective.”
“History A super version of Roche bestseller Rocephin is being developed by a Roche spinoff”
“Each day, screwing the tiny threads into the Clave, unlocking the entrance to my veins, plugging myself into the heavy golden globe, I feel the Rocephin rush silently into my bloodstream and I feel charged with victory.”
“The golden globe is pressurized; for the next forty minutes it will slowly contract, forcing the Rocephin steadily into my bloodstream.”
“Still holding the Clave in the air, I unscrew the small cap on the Rocephin line and set its transparent nose into the opening of the Clave.”
“What's inside the radiant globe is Rocephin, a powerful antibiotic, which will cure me.”
“The two white-capped ones hold saline solution, which will be injected before and after the Rocephin, to clean the tubing.”
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