Big Pharma

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big pharma

Definition of Big Pharma

  1. :  large pharmaceutical companies considered especially as a politically influential group The Medicare prescription drug benefit enacted in 2003, and scheduled to go into effect in 2006, promises a windfall for big pharma since it forbids the government from negotiating prices. — Marcia Angell, New York Review of Books, 15 July 2004 It's no secret that Big Pharma spends megabucks marketing to physicians. — Anne Underwood, Newsweek, 29 Oct. 2007

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