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What is a pharmaceutical?

A pharmaceutical refers to any drug that has medicinal purposes. Generally, it includes any medicine sold by pharmacists or pharmacies intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure a medical condition.

Pharmaceutical, in the broader sense, refers to the production of medicine. Pharmaceutical and biotech companies make up the larger pharmaceutical industry that is responsible for producing medicines.

Some examples of pharmaceuticals include:

Why are pharmaceuticals important?

Pharmaceuticals play a crucial role in the management of a patient’s well-being because they can help prevent and treat various health conditions. Different pharmaceuticals serve different purposes, but they all aim to improve or maintain some aspect of an individual’s health.