In health care, the drug industry (or pharmaceutical industry) is "that segment of commercial enterprise devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of chemical products for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, or other dysfunction, or to improve function." The chemical products may be medications.
- The Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) regulates direct-to-consumer advertising.
- The Orange Book summarizes evaluations of therapeutic equivalence for generic drugs.
- Anonymous (2015), Drug industry (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
- Spurling GK, Mansfield PR, Montgomery BD, Lexchin J, Doust J, et al. 2010 Information from Pharmaceutical Companies and the Quality, Quantity, and Cost of Physicians' Prescribing: A Systematic Review. PLoS Med 7(10): e1000352. DOI:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000352