drug company

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Noun1.drug company - a company that makes and sells pharmaceuticals
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
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Executive president for SPIMACO drug company, Fahad Ibrahim Al-Khalaf said the Saudi drug market is one of the most promising in the Middle East with a value of SR18 billion and it is expected to grow another SR9.
On October 15, 2002, astute voters in the North Carolina mill towns of Kannapolis and Concord may have been surprised to see television ads lambasting Democratic congressional candidate Chris Kouri for profiting from thousands of dollars of drug company stock.
Shortly thereafter, a generic drug company made an agreement with Medecins Sans Frontieres to supply drugs at cost, about 45 cents a pill.
Her novel drug company is also working to develop a cheaper version of an ancient Chinese remedy that is considered the most effective cure for malaria: If successful, the company will produce a synthetic form of artemisinin, a herbal medicine derived from wormwood plants at under $1 per dose.
The lack of funding has placed thousands of patients at the mercy of drug company charity programs, if they have the support system to help navigate the various and varying requirements.
In an earlier poll, Kaiser found that people were more likely to cite drug company profits than other causes as the major cost of rising health care.
Drug companies also fund meetings where researchers formally determine that a new area of drug company interest--such as women's sexual "disorders"--is a medical disorder needing treatment.
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer this summer charged GlaxoSmithKline, the second-largest drug company in the world, with fraud for not revealing the negative results of clinical trials that tested antidepressants on children.
As the British Medical Journal observes, "Bush is the clear frontrunner when it comes to drug company contributions," outstripping Kerry by more than four to one.
Seniors are up in arms because drug company control of distribution and pricing of pharmaceuticals is eating away hard-earned nest eggs.
Anderson of the drug company Boehringer Ingelheim in Laval, Quebec.
But once the drug company loses the patent, the price of the brand-name drug usually drops in price, said John Fitzgibbon, partner in charge of the managed-care practice at KPMG LLP, an accounting and tax firm.