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Glossary of Terms

We know that many of the concepts used on this site can be difficult to understand. For that reason, we have provided you with a glossary to help you make sense of the terms used in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Every word that is defined in this glossary should appear highlighted throughout the Web site. When you come upon a highlighted term and would like to read the full definition, you can either click on the word to visit the glossary or roll your mouse over the word for a pop-up definition.

 

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Drug Product

Definition: A manufactured product that contains a drug. There are many forms of drug products, including tablets (pills), capsules, creams, or liquids. A drug product often includes other chemicals that are not harmful to most people. They are included in the product for such reasons as making a liquid taste better or binding a tablet together so that it does not crumble in the bottle.

Example: For example, a cream containing capsaicin that can be put on the skin to reduce osteoarthritis pain is a drug product.

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