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(in pharmaceutics) a document that allows a pharmaceutical company to market a particular drug. The company must apply for a licence to the regulatory body that issues them: in the UK this is the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. A drug is licensed only for defined uses (indications), which the health professional prescribing it should adhere to.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


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