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- n. A licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained.
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- n. a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
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And in his 2000 campaign and early in his first term, George W. Bush suggested a legitimate role for government, a “compassionate conservatism” that, the W.ite House argues, has expressed itself in the Medicare prescription drug plan and the educational reform effort known as No Child Left Behind-and that has given small-government conservatives heartburn.
But year after year, ideology and political gamesmanship result in inaction, except for 2003, when we got a prescription drug bill that somehow managed to combine the worst aspects of the public and private sectors-price gouging and bureaucratic confusion, gaps in coverage and an eye-popping bill for taxpayers.