Drugs and Vitamins
A drug is a medicine (not food) used to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease. A vitamin is a substance that is needed to live. Vitamins are found in very small amounts in food. If a person does not get enough of a specific vitamin, he or she becomes sick with a vitamin deficiency disease.
This section includes information about children and:
- herb and drug interactions
- new drugs
- orphan drugs
- over the counter drugs
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