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rfd sense (pharmacology) Not listed in a national pharmacopeia &c. --81.9.217.33 15:48, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Delete, seems like a specific example of something being unofficial. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:09, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm not confident that the other two senses are distinct. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:11, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Delete, and replace all the senses with "not official". If we keep separate senses, then we should keep this sense, since it relies on a separate sense of official. Chuck Entz (talk) 18:57, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Keep It is apparently simply a dated - and possibly legal - sense, from before modern regulation of pharmaceuticals. The exact scope of the meaning (US, UK, Canada, etc.) should be established. It is at least US based on Century 1913 Supplement and Webster 1913. (not in Wester 1828) DCDuring TALK 19:53, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
We do try to keep historical terms. To me it looks as if this specialized sense is a pioneer of the more general sense we sometimes use. ("It's not an official record, because it's not in Guiness.") DCDuring TALK 19:57, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
I didn't realize we had this sense at official. I withdraw my delete 'vote' though I may reinstate it (I'm not convinced). Mglovesfun (talk) 20:28, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Kept.RuakhTALK 06:12, 2 February 2013 (UTC)