01. The doctor [prescribed] antibiotics to stop the infection.
02. Do I need a [prescription] to buy this medicine?
03. The doctor wrote me a [prescription] for a painkiller.
04. I had a bad infection in my throat, so the doctor wrote me out a [prescription] for some antibiotics.
05. The doctor [prescribed] vitamin C, and plenty of rest for her cold.
06. You shouldn't mix [prescription] drugs without consulting your doctor.
07. Some people prefer to use natural herbs as an alternative to [prescription] drugs.
08. My host mother is a diabetic, and has a [prescription] for her insulin.
09. Dr. Karl Menninger once said that love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a [prescription] often given, but too rarely taken.
10. Roughly 25 percent of all [prescription] medicines in the United States are derived from plants.
11. A twelfth-century Egyptian rabbi was the first to [prescribe] chicken soup for colds.
12. During the Middle Ages, onions were [prescribed] to treat headaches, snakebites, and hair loss.
13. A 1999 study shows that 2 million people are hospitalized, and as many as 140,000 die each year from side effects or reactions to [prescription] drugs.
14. Religious rites develop as rules of conduct [prescribing] how people are expected to act in the presence of the sacred.
15. In 1845, Boston had a local law banning bathing unless you had a doctor's [prescription].
16. Queen Victoria's physicians [prescribed] marijuana to relieve her menstrual cramps.
17. A doctor once noted that if physical exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely [prescribed], and beneficial medicine in the world.
18. There are thousands of different [prescription] medications used to treat hundreds of different medical conditions.

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