Only a drug can cure a disease?

According to the FDA, only a drug can legally make this claim: "Only a drug can cure, prevent, or treat a disease."

A "drug" is defined as :

--A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.

--A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.

There is no drug that cures a disease, nor prevent one. Drugs treat diseases by suppressing symptoms.

The most psychoactive substance could be food.

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