Prescription

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A mode of acquiring title to incorporeal hereditaments by immemorial or long-continued enjoyment. The distinction between a prescription and a custom is that a custom is a local usage, and not annexed to a person. A prescription is a personal usage, confined to the claimant and his ancestors or grantors. The theory of prescription was that the right claimed must have been enjoyed beyond the period of the memory of man, which for a long time, in England, went back to the time of Richard I. To avoid the necessity of proof of such long duration, a custom arose of allowing a presumption of a grant on proof of usage for a long term of years. In modern practice, the period of legal limitation for adverse possession of lands is generally adopted. 100 N. Y. 455. To acquire title by prescription, the user must be adverse (117 111. 532), exclusive (7 Mete. [Mass.] 33), peaceable (31 N. J. Eq. 706), notorious (7 Allen [Mass.] 368), and continuous (2 Cush. [Mass.] 191).

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A mode of acquiring title to incorporeal hereditaments by immemorial or long-continued enjoyment. The distinction between a prescription and a custom is that a custom is a local usage, and not annexed to a person. A prescription is a personal usage, confined to the claimant and his ancestors or grantors. The theory of prescription was that the right claimed must have been enjoyed beyond the period of the memory of man, which for a long time, in England, went back to the time of Richard I. To avoid the necessity of proof of such long duration, a custom arose of allowing a presumption of a grant on proof of usage for a long term of years. In modern practice, the period of legal limitation for adverse possession of lands is generally adopted. 100 N. Y. 455. To acquire title by prescription, the user must be adverse (117 111. 532), exclusive (7 Mete. [Mass.] 33), peaceable (31 N. J. Eq. 706), notorious (7 Allen [Mass.] 368), and continuous (2 Cush. [Mass.] 191).

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    Prescription drug abuse., Nevada RNformation; February 1, 2010; Curley, Margaret

    Prescriptions Delay Hitting Chronic Sick, Say Lib-Dems, Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales); June 23, 2003

    Prescription drug expenditures in the United States: the effects of obesity, demographics, and new pharmaceutical products.(Statistical table)(Statistical data), Southern Economic Journal; October 1, 2006; Vandegrift, Donald Datta, Anusua

    Prescription Drug Coverage among Medicare Beneficiaries, Health Care Financing Review; September 22, 2007; Regan, Joseph F. Petroski, Cara A.

    Prescription Fees Fall by Pounds 1, Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales); October 1, 2004

    Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Event – October 26, States News Service; October 25, 2013

    PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: PROGRESS IN ALBANY, WASHINGTON, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; May 7, 2012

    Prescription drug abuse grows, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); June 11, 2009; ERIK HOGSTROM

    WRITTEN MEDICAID PRESCRIPTIONS MUST MEET NEW SPECIAL TAMPER-RESISTANT STANDARDS BEGINNING OCT. 1, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; September 26, 2008

    Prescription Fraud: Characteristics, Consequences, and Influences, Journal of Drug Issues; October 1, 1997; Payne, Brian K. Dabney, Dean

    PRESCRIPTION ADVANTAGE STATE PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT NEARS END, CLOSES NOV. 15, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; November 3, 2006

    Prescription abuse a growing concern — Gore son’s arrest illustrates popularity of anxiety drugs, stimulant Adderall, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN); July 6, 2007; Carla K Johnson Associated Press

    ‘E-prescriptions’ would reduce abuse, study says, The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV); October 17, 2006; Tom Breen

    Prescription Drug Abuse in Canada and the Diversion of Prescription Drugs into the Illicit Drug Market, Canadian Journal of Public Health; November 1, 2005; Haydon, Emma Rehm, Jörgen Fischer, Benedikt Monga, Neerav Adlaf, Edward

    A Prescription for Disaster, Dynamic Chiropractic; July 16, 2006; Devitt, Michael

    PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER OVERDOSES AT EPIDEMIC LEVELS KILL MORE AMERICANS THAN HEROIN AND COCAINE COMBINED, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; November 2, 2011

    Prescription forgeries up in Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press; October 10, 2006; Skerritt, Jen

    As Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Mount, Researchers Outline Effective Approaches to Curb Epidemic, States News Service; September 19, 2012

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