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Any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Synthetic
Official, Chemical, Generic, Trade
Drug name listed in the US Pharmacopoeia (USP)
Chemical make up, Recipe
Name given by the manufacturer
Drug Standards and Legislation
Pure Food Act, Narcotic Control Act, Harrison Narcotic Act, Federal Food & Cosmetic Act
Pure Food Act
Drugs require labeling.
Federal Food and Cosmetic Act
Labels to list habit forming drugs, enables FDA to test drugs for safety, dangerous drugs dispensed by prescription
Harrison Narcotic Act
Regulates the import, manufactured sale of opium, cocaine and its derivatives.
Narcotic Control Act
Makes the possesion of marijuana & heroin illegal, increased penalties for infractions.
Solid Drug Forms
Extracts, Pills, Capsules, Tablets, etc...
Liquid Drug Forms
Solution, Tinctures, Spirits, Syrups, etc...
Solid capsule shape
A firm base at room temerature