patent medicine

Definition of "patent medicine"
  1. A drug that doesn't require a prescription, is sold with trademark protection, and doesn't fully disclose its contents
How to use "patent medicine" in a sentence
  1. Despite the lack of a complete ingredient list, consumers widely use the patent medicine due to its brand reputation.
  2. The company faced criticism for their patent medicine's vague labelling.
  3. The pharmaceutical corporation launched a new patent medicine that proved to be a commercial success.

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