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The Most Prescribed Medications by Drug Class
Records were broken in the number of prescriptions filled in the United States in 2010. This includes lipid regulators.

Biobetter - Definition and Examples
A biobetter is a recombinant protein drug in the same class as an existing biopharmaceutical but is an improved over the original drug.

API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient)
API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) are the active ingredients in medications, carried by the excipient. They are now outsourced overseas.

Popular Drugs Going Off-Patent Between 2013-2016
Numerous popular drugs began losing market protect in 2011. The trend will continue through 2016. Here's a list of the ones going off patent.

What is a Drug Master File (DMF)?
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturers submit data relating to a drug components chemistry, manufacturing and controls to the FDA. The resulting document is a drug master file, or DMF.

Top-Selling OTC Drugs by Category
Over the counter drugs are big business, producing billions in revenue. These are the top ten categories of drugs in terms of sales from 2015.

Contract Research Organization (CRO) overview
Contract research organizations (CROs) provide clinical trial services for pharmaceutical companies on an outsource basis, cutting expenses. .

Pharma Marketer Strategies to Reach Doctors
Amid an evolving health care landscape, marketing pharmaceuticals to physicians has grown more complicated and uses new technology and social media.

FDA Approves Viibryd For Major Depressive Disorder
Viibryd, owned by Allergan, an Irish pharmaceutical company, was approved in 2011 for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults and kids.

Who Funds Biomedical Research?
Private industry is the largest source of pharmaceutical research funding, followed by government, foundations, charities and individual donors.

The Gene Patent Debate
The controversy over the patenting of human genes has landed in federal courts but the fight is far from over.

Gene Patent Arguments For and Against
The controversy over the patenting of human genes has landed in federal courts but the fight is far from over. This article explains the arguments for and against allowing companies to patent human genes, as illustrated in the case of Myriad Genetics. Page 2.

Biosimilar Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Industry
In 2015, the FDA approved the first biosimilar drug in the United States, meaning the drug had the same efficacy and safety as an approved biologic.

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
The FDA develops minimum standards for the design, monitoring and control of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and facilities.

Bioavailability - Definition and Examples
Bioavailabilty is a term used in pharmacology to describe how quickly the body absorbs the components of a drug into the circulatory system.

Drug Classifications - Therapeutic Classes
Drug classifications are made based on the drug's potential for abuse and whether it is available by prescription or over-the-counter.

The Top 10 Biologic Drugs
The sales rankings of the top biologic drugs in 2014 sourced from company press releases, annual reports and investor conference calls.

Zoetis (a former division of Pfizer) – $4.2 billion
Zoetis is a Pfizer spin-off. Pharma.

Merial (a division of Sanofi) -- $2.9 billion
Merial (a division of Sanofi) – $2.9 billion

Elanco Animal Health
Elanco Animal Health (a division of Eli Lilly) -- $2 billion

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health
Bayer Animal Health generated $1.7 billion in global sales in 2012.

Boehringer Ingolheim Animal Health
Boehringer Ingolheim Animal Health sales worldwide were $1.3 billion in 2012.

Novartis Animal Health
Novartis Animal Health sales were $1.3 billion in 2012.

Virbac Group
The Virbac Group had global sales of $867 million in 2012.

Top 20 Cancer Drugs
While Roche holds the top three selling oncology drugs on the market today, analysts predict they will be displaced by new drugs within five years.

About the Largest Animal Pharmas
Leaders in animal health sales, 2012

Merck Animal Health (called MSD outside North America) - $3.3 billion
Merck Animal Health generated $3.3 billion in global sales in 2012.

Top 20 Cancer Drugs
While Roche holds the top three selling oncology drugs on the market today, analysts predict they will be displaced by new drugs within five years.

Fastest Growing Pharmaceutical Companies
Fast-growing emerging pharmaceutical companies share specialization in common, increasing revenue by focusing on niche therapeutic areas.

Top Sites for Tracking Pharmaceutical News
Online sources for keeping up-to-date on pharmaceutical industry news and trends, including drug approvals, regulations and stock performance.

A New ‘Behind The Counter’ Drug Classification?
Like over-the-counter drugs, a behind-the-counter category of drugs would be available without a doctor’s prescription, but consumers would be required to consult with a pharmacist in order to purchase the medications.

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The Most Expensive Prescription Drugs in the World
There are many new life-saving drugs on the market, particularly biologics, that have improved lives for many., but at an extraordinary cost.

Definitions
Pharmaceutical terms

Luftal
Some international drug ads you'll never see in American media.

Ibuprom for hangover relief
Ukraine ad for Ibuprom, an aid for hangover relief.

Nirlife Oneuse Disposable Syringes
Disposable syringes ad from India

Viagra Ad - Kenya
This ad for Pfizer's Viagra features a line drawing of a muscled man bursting out of his clothes. He has a horse head.

Enzym Lefax
German ad for indigestion features a cement mixer.

Anti acne cleansing cream.
Anti acne cleansing cream. Pharma.

Itchguard
Itchguard ad for itch relief. Pharma.

Chofitol
Indigestion ad from Argentina. Pharma.

Sindebax: The Japanese Solution for Erectile Dysfunction.
Sindebax is an erectile dysfunction pill.

Pharma Ads: International Ads Don't Translate Well
One thing these ads have in common is that you're not likely to see them if you're an American consumer. These are all international ads, and they don't translate well.

Russia Pharmaceutical Market
A fast-growing market (17 percent annually), Russia's recent initiatives to improve its national health care system have made it attractive for multinational investors.

India Pharmaceutical Market
India is already a world leader in the generic drug market with 3,500 pharmaceutical manufacturers exporting about $10 billion annually to more than 100 countries. With many more brand name drugs going off patent in 2012, India plans to expand its role as key supplier to the largest drug markets in the United States and Europe, as well as emerging markets. India is also looking at future growth as a leader in contract manufacturing of brand-name prescription drugs and host for clinical trials which cost about one-tenth of a clinical trial conducted in the United Sates, according to a Ministry of Commerce and Industry strategy report.

Turkey Pharmaceutical Market
China's pharmaceutical market received a huge boost from health system reforms instituted by the government between 2009 and 2011.

Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Market
The Asia Pacific region including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam has emerged as a fast-growing emerging market for pharmaceuticals.

China - Top Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets
China's pharmaceutical market received a huge boost from health system reforms instituted by the government between 2009 and 2011.

Brazil Pharmaceutical Market
Brazil's rapidly growing middle class, low national debt, improved business regulations and health system expansion have made it attractive to pharmaceutical companies and investors.

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verywell. Pharma.

Top Generic Drug Companies
Generic pharmaceutical companies may soon eclipse branded medicines in sales as well as volume, even in the world's largest markets.

Off-Label Promotion
The promotion of a drug outside of FDA approval constitutes “off label” marketing.