Major pharmaceutical groups manufactured include:
• proprietary ethicalproducts or prescription only medicines (POM) and usually are patented products;
• general ethical products which are basically standard prescription only medicines made to a recognized formula,which may be specified in standard industry reference books; and
• over-the counter (OTC) or non- prescription products.
The products are available as tablets; capsules; liquids (whichmay be in the form of solutions, suspensions, emulsions, gels, or injectables); creams and ointments (which usually consist of an oil-in-water emulsion (cream) or water-in-oil emulsion (ointment));and aerosols (which contain inhalable products or products suitable for external use
Products and business description
This sector profile covers pharmaceutical end productsonly. These can be divided into three categories: ␣
Prescription drugs, based on chemical
compounds and prescribed or
administered by healthcare professionals␣ Over the counter (OTC) drugs, based on
chemical compounds and freely sold ␣
Vaccines, based on bacteria and viruses
The distinction between branded and...