• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pharmaceutic of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists "the pharmaceutical industry"
    • n pharmaceutic drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aspirin went on sale as the first pharmaceutical drug in 1899, after Felix Hoffman, a German chemist at the drug company Bayer, successfully modified Salicylic Acid, a compound found in willow bark to produce Aspirin.
    • a Pharmaceutic Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A few years back, a Chinese soap hit it big with consumers in Asia. It was claimed in ads that users would lose weight with Seaweed Defat Scented Soap simply by washing with it. The soap was sold in violation to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and was banned. Reportedly, the craze for the soap was so great that Japanese tourists from China and Hong Kong brought back large quantities. The product was also in violation of customs regulations. In June and July 1999 alone, over 10,000 bars were seized.
    • pharmaceutic Pertaining to pharmacy, or the art of preparing drugs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pharmaceutic fär-ma-sū′tik pertaining to the knowledge or art of preparing medicines
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  • John W. Gardner
    “Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”
  • Gerhard Kocher
    “Don't tell my parents that I work in the pharmaceutical industry. They think I am working in a brothel.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pharmaceuticus, Gr. farmakeytiko`s, fr. farmakey`ein: cf. F. pharmaceutique,. See Pharmacy


In literature:

Plastics, dyes, pharmaceuticals, solvents.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
It is very valuable for pharmaceutical purposes and is a constituent of many pomades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The latest magazine or a pharmaceutical journal?
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
On deposit from the American Pharmaceutical Association 1945.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
To return to coal-tar pharmaceutical preparations.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Probably before the end of the fourteenth century there was born a man who must be considered the father of modern pharmaceutical chemistry.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
The Pharmaceutical Society was incorporated by royal charter in 1843.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Pharmaceutics, father of modern, 15.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
We might have greatly enlarged the list of the pharmaceutic agents, but the richer a treatment is in remedies the poorer it is in cures.
"On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment" by Honoré Bourguignon
Member of the Pharmaceutical Society.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Under Nero, we are told, that these reptiles were imported into Rome for pharmaceutical purposes.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
The good AbbA(C) Mascarolus was not less under the charm, thanks to some pharmaceutic specifics of which the Bohemian had given him the secret.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue
It was a pharmaceutical rather than a strictly surgical instrument.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
"The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet" by Shirley Hibberd
The pharmaceutical department was largely supplied with a variety of medicines, quinine and preparations of sulphites of iron.
"The Civil War in America" by William Howard Russell
In 1920, Dr. Whitebread added a number of specimens of medical-dosage forms and pharmaceutical preparations to the Division's collections.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
We now ask the invalid, if he ever knew the gout radically cured by any pharmaceutical means?
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
Milan and Genoa are the principal centres, and also the government military pharmaceutical factory at Turin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
My nurse's and pharmaceutical course gave me knowledge which sent a chill to my heart.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In news:

Last week, FDA deemed that a generic drug manufactured by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA was not therapeutically equivalent to its reference product.
The pharmaceutical companies at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak have disclosed they hired a lawyer from a top white-collar criminal-defense firm in Boston.
With the costs of data storage poised to increase, pharmaceutical companies need to break their pack rat mentality with respect to data, writes Lorrie Luellig.
Nearly a quarter of all office-based physicians require pharmaceutical or medical device sales reps to make an appointment, according to a SK&A Information Services study.
Mylan Inc has named John Thievon as president of Dey Pharma, its specialty pharmaceutical business.
Dey Pharma, John Thievon, president, Mylan, specialty pharmaceutical, MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Heather Bresch.
Invests in nanotechnology shares like Biosante Pharmaceuticals (BPA.
Thirteen percent of all pharmaceutical sales calls in the United States cannot be completed because physicians limit the number of times they see even the best pharmaceutical representatives, according to a report from ZS Associates.
A controversial pilot project reduced the cost of the most effective malaria drugs by giving manufacturers, such as Guilin Pharmaceutical in China, subsidies.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has signed an agreement with Sanofi's subsidiary in Canada to distribute a topical medication for osteoarthritis in the country.
A state licensing board and the Attorney General's Office have accused a vocational nurse of diverting pharmaceutical narcotics at a Soledad prison.
NEW YORK – Watson Pharmaceuticals and Actavis will have to divest rights to almost two dozen drugs as a condition for US regulatory approval of their $5.6 billion merger announced earlier this year, according to regulatory documents.
Dangerous pharmaceuticals marketed as supplements.
Two pharmaceutical company executives are among six people charged in what federal authorities in New Jersey are calling a five-year insider trading scheme.
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In science:

Pharmaceutical companies search for these drugs by a simple trial–and– error method, testing hundreds of thousands of molecules on the enzymatic target, selecting those which display the best inhibitory ability.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
As a case in point, consider a pharmaceutical company that asks clients to disclose the diseases they have suffered from in order to investigate the correlations in their occurrences – f or example, “Adult females with malarial infections are also prone to contract tuberculosis”.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Recently, we developed a mathematical model to predict the release kinetics of matrix tablets . A matrix tablet is a device used to deliver a pharmaceutically active drug and to release it in a controlled fashion over an extended period of time, longer than if an immediate release tablet were used.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
Matrix tablets are formulated as powder mixtures of the pharmaceutically active drug and at least two inactive ingredients, namely water soluble excipients and water insoluble polymers.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
The motivating problem from pharmaceutical science in however required that some edges are much harder to access than others (and in the extreme case, not at all), namely those ending at particles of polymer type.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
The plan is to use the Siam Photon Source for physics and chemistry research, with some industrial research in semiconductors, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture.
The world of synchrotrons
Still more recently, over-enthusiastic taxonomists have contributed to confusion about distinctness of plant species (Riesenberg et al. 2006), and pharmaceutical companies have discovered that it is not a good investment to develop antibiotics, because new ones are used sparingly (Nathan 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Examples of applications include paints and coatings, electronic devices and electronic semiconductor parts, circuit boards, permalloy specimens, foods and pharmaceuticals.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
University of Il linois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Il linois at Urbana-Champaign and Mil lennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
Later in this paper, we use a recent observational study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and sponsored by Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen Idec as a basis for assessing the performance of the proposed test.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
Goodrich report, Polymers for Pharmaceutical applications. 17. H.
Power-law decay in first-order relaxation processes
It is used by pharmaceutical companies for a wide variety of applications including drug design, drug screening and, in general, to investigate protein function.
Performance of the Cell processor for biomolecular simulations
One such corporation, Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company founded in 1849 and headquartered in NYC, in 2005 had annual revenue of 51 B USD and spent 7 B USD on R&D.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Before their studies, these compounds were used only for pharmaceutical purposes.
A survey of liquid crystalline oxadiazoles
For instance, these systems also occur in the pharmaceutical industry by mathematical modells for the development of blood coagulation treatments with specific coagulation factors [14, 28, 32].
Sup-norm estimates for parabolic systems with dynamic boundary conditions