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    proprietary medicine

    Hi there,
    Does anybody know the difference between proprietary medicine and patent medicine?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi there,
    Does anybody know the difference between proprietary medicine and patent medicine?
    Thanks in advance.
    Are you sure they're different? Or is that part of your question? A drug with a patent on it sounds like a proprietary drug to me.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    I'd be very wary about taking a patent medicine.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd be very wary about taking a patent medicine.
    Ah, so patented medicines are not patented?
    "Patent medicine" is a misnomer since in most cases, although products might be trademarked, they are not patented."
    I'm afraid I was caught out by that piece of strange logic.
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    #5

    Re: proprietary medicine

    Hi Raymott,

    It is part of my question.
    Thank you

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    Hi 5jj,
    unfortunately I was not able to understand your point once I am just a learner.
    I am more confuse now.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Ah, so patented medicines are not patented?
    If I ever saw the words 'patented medicine' I would assume that it patented. It's 'patent (without the -ed) medicines' that are not patented.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jun-2012 at 12:09. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    I was not able to understand your point
    Some patent medicines had no effect at all, and some were actually dangerous.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    Hi 5jj,
    I think I have understood now. I found out this piece of information:
    Patent Medicine Started the Pharmaceutical Industry in the
    USA
    Patent medicines were preparations that often contained various
    ingredients such as opium and alcohol and claimed to cure many if not all
    diseases.
    -I did not know that patent had the above meaning.
    Thanks very much for your help.

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    Re: proprietary medicine

    What does cause out mean?

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