Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    carla guaraldi is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    288
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default proprietary medicine

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

  2. #2
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    18,277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: proprietary medicine

    I'd be very wary about taking a patent medicine.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  4. #4
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    18,277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.
    Last edited by Raymott; 18-Jun-2012 at 07:57. Reason: typo

  5. #5
    carla guaraldi is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    288
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: proprietary medicine

    Hi Raymott,

    It is part of my question.
    Thank you

  6. #6
    carla guaraldi is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    288
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  7. #7
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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 11:09. Reason: typo
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  8. #8
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: proprietary medicine

    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.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  9. #9
    carla guaraldi is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    288
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  10. #10
    carla guaraldi is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    288
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: proprietary medicine

    What does cause out mean?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. medicine
    By English4everyone in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-Dec-2011, 17:05
  2. [Grammar] medicine
    By Will17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Jun-2011, 19:16
  3. proprietary amino acid
    By paris 06 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2011, 12:31
  4. we must take our medicine
    By Tinkerbell in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-Dec-2009, 21:37
  5. Medicine ??
    By k k colin love in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Apr-2006, 16:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk