Medicine, Drug, Cosmetic, Supplement: Know the Difference

When you hear or read about medicine, drug, vitamin or supplement do you know the difference, is there any difference and what are the difference? There is assumed connotation with the word “drug” among the society. This makes a lot of people think about illicit drugs whenever they hear the word “drug”. But the truth is that drug doesn’t necessarily mean illegal, dangerous or banned substances. The purpose of this article is to clarify the differences among the items previously mentioned. After reading you will know the difference between a drug, medicine, cosmetic, supplement or biological. This article was originally authored by Pharmacist, Dr Renu Lal, Pharm.D and it appeared in the FDA website. Keep reading about this interesting topic at:

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A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC). I am trained and experienced in healthcare management, pharmacotherapy, drug information, Clinical Pharmacy, business management and communication as a Toastmaster. I like being involved with progressive and problem-solving groups, meeting friendly people and volunteering where there is need. I am a faithful believer and disciple of Jesus Christ because of his atoning sacrifice and unmerited grace offered to me and all people. Because of the love of Christ we have hope of salvation from sinful. One of my best inspirational biblical quote is "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble" Psalm 46:1
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