ethical drug


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  • noun

Synonyms for ethical drug

a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist

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Gray markets / Because ethical drug shortages typically are a function of short-run (less than two years) inelasticity of demand and supply, those shortages have led to the development of gray markets for these drugs.
Ethical drug development does not necessarily preclude company profit; it just assigns it appropriate moral rank.
These containers will retain widespread usage in the packaging of solid oral ethical drugs distributed in large quantities to institutional and retail pharmacies throughout the world.
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 22, 2005 - (JCNN) - Abbott Japan has announced the results of its recent clinical study of Hokunalin Tape (tulobuterol), the company's proprietary ethical drug used in the treatment of bronchial asthma (BA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In addition, it has a very unique approach to ethical drug development that shows promise in bringing novel drugs to market faster and less expensively, and this is a very attractive attribute to potential partners.
Based on ASTHPHYLLIN, the company's proprietary ethical drug indicated for asthma, the new product contains diprophylline, dl-methylephedrine hydrochloride, noscapine, and diphenhydramine hydrochloride, and helps alleviate coughing and loosen phlegm.
However, price cutting by generic firms is proving to be a major challenge for ethical drug manufacturers.
and its subsidiaries, develop, manufacture and sell ethical drug products, which require a physician's prescription, as well as non-prescription pharmaceutical products sold over-the-counter (OTC).
China's pharmaceutical market is growing at an annual rate of fifteen percent with the ethical drug market valued at over $6 billion.
The name Urigen Pharmaceuticals accurately describes our mission to develop ethical drug treatments for targeted urological disorders," commented Bill Garner, President and CEO of Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
For 2007, the guide ranks and summarises the top 25 pharmaceutical companies by ethical drug sales, provides a ranking table of the top 100 ethical drugs by sales in 2006, explores the major players and products within key therapeutic areas, and presents an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and critical issues facing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
a leading provider of customized e-commerce technology and services for the pharmaceutical industry, today announced a strategic global alliance targeted at the multi-billion dollar ethical drug industry.
As a research-based developer, manufacturer and marketer, Sankyo has introduced several breakthrough drugs to the international market, including its own ethical drug, pravastatin (Mevalotin(TM) or Pravachol(TM)), an anti-hyperlipidemic, cefpodoxime proxetil (Banan(TM) or Vantin(TM)), an oral anti-infective, and loxoprofen sodium (Loxonin(TM)), the largest anti-inflammatory drug in Japan.
Unimed Pharmaceuticals, based in the Chicago, Illinois area, has expertise in ethical drug development, marketing and sales.
Akten[R] is expected to be the first ethical drug product internally developed by Akorn.