drugmaker

noun
drug·​mak·​er | \ ˈdrəg-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce drugmaker (audio) \

Definition of drugmaker

: a company that manufactures pharmaceuticals

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Lundbeck, a Danish drugmaker, and Pfizer have settled smaller claims. The Economist, "Why America’s biggest charities are owned by pharmaceutical companies," 15 Aug. 2019 Part of the gain could be due to the return-to-health effect, say representatives of the drugmakers, ViiV Healthcare of London and Gilead Sciences, Inc. of Foster City, California. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Popular anti-HIV drugs result in ‘10 years of weight gain in 2 years’ for some women," 7 Aug. 2019 Pharmaceutical companies also fell on Thursday after the White House withdrew a plan to overhaul the rebates that drugmakers pay insurers and distributors. Ken Sweet, BostonGlobe.com, "Stocks climb to records on hopes for lower interest rates," 12 July 2019 President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and middlemen, the White House said Thursday. NBC News, "White House yanks drug 'rebate' plan to ease costs for some," 12 July 2019 Pharmaceutical companies also fell on Thursday after the White House withdrew a plan to overhaul the rebates that drugmakers pay insurers and distributors. CBS News, "First Dow 27,000, now S&P 3,000, as U.S. stocks march ever higher," 12 July 2019 President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and middlemen, the White House said Thursday. Fortune, "Who Wins and Loses as White House Withdraws Drug Rebate Plan," 11 July 2019 President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay insurers and middlemen, the White House said Thursday. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, chicagotribune.com, "Trump drops once-touted Medicare drug rebate plan," 11 July 2019 The drugmaker has been shedding assets to refocus on high-growth areas. The Economist, "Pfizer and Mylan want to create a generic-drug giant," 1 Aug. 2019

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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drugmaker

noun
drug·​mak·​er | \ ˈdrəg-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce drugmaker (audio) \

Medical Definition of drugmaker

: a company that manufactures pharmaceuticals

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