• Question: what are pharmaceuticals

    Asked by 228heab48 to Billy on 9 Mar 2015.
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      Billy Hicks answered on 9 Mar 2015:

      Hello! This is the first question I’m answering and a great one to start with.

      Pharmaceuticals is another word for medicines and covers anything from Asprin to treat a headache to new drugs to treat cancer. They can be taken in lots of different forms, including pills, an inhaler such as for asthma or they can be something you have to inject into your body.

      The pharmaceutical industry makes medicines that can be used by doctors and develops new medicines to try to treat new illnesses.