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  1. pharmaceuticals

    A medication (also called medicament, medicine, pharmaceutical drug, medicinal drug or simply drug) is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Drug therapy (pharmacotherapy) is an important part of the medical field and relies on the science of pharmacology for continual advancement and on pharmacy for appropriate management. Drugs are classified in multiple ways. One of the key divisions is by level of control, which distinguishes prescription drugs (those that a pharmacist dispenses only on the order of a physician, physician assistant, or qualified nurse) from over-the-counter drugs (those that consumers can order for themselves). Another key distinction is between traditional small molecule drugs, usually derived from chemical synthesis, and biopharmaceuticals, which include recombinant proteins, vaccines, blood products used therapeutically (such as IVIG), gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies and cell therapy (for instance, stem cell therapies). Other ways to classify medicines are by mode of action, route of administration, biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. An elaborate and widely used classification system is the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System. The World Health Organization keeps a list of essential medicines. Drug discovery and drug development are complex and expensive endeavors undertaken by pharmaceutical companies, academic scientists, and governments. As a result of this complex path from discovery to commercialization, partnering has become a standard practice for advancing drug candidates through development pipelines. Governments generally regulate what drugs can be marketed, how drugs are marketed, and in some jurisdictions, drug pricing. Controversies have arisen over drug pricing and disposal of used drugs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmaceuticals in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmaceuticals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pharmaceuticals in a Sentence

  1. Markus Manns:

    Considering that Merck had next to no pipeline five years ago, they've built up something quite solid, as an investor I wouldn't want to take an earnings hit if Merck were to decide to go it alone in pharmaceuticals development.

  2. Heather Zoumas Lubeski:

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. manufactures and markets Supprelin® LA for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty (CPP), vantas®, indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer, was discontinued due to manufacturing issues and has not been a promoted product for more than five years.

  3. Brian Fitzpatrick:

    We simply cannot outsource our public safetyand national security to foreign nations, we must reconstitute our health care and public safety supply chain back to the United States. Medical products, protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, emergency response equipment and all other critical items and materials needed to respond to a national emergency must be produced domestically for domestic consumption, especially during a critical, time-sensitive crisis.

  4. Piper Jaffray analyst Charles Duncan:

    Lewy body dementia is one of the most interesting, under-recognized disorders, i suspect you'll see Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc go there too.

  5. Jonathan Howland:

    Warnings about risks are mandated with many consumer products, including toys, pharmaceuticals, power tools, cleaning products, ladders. . . ..

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