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

Definition of drugmaker

: a company that manufactures pharmaceuticals

Examples of drugmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, drugmaker Pfizer has plans to start testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine in children as young as 12. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for October 14: Coronavirus, Supreme Court, Election 2020, ICE and Russia," 14 Oct. 2020 The Indianapolis drugmaker said in a statement that the decision came out of an abundance of caution but provided no information on what sparked the move other than the advice from the independent board. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "Eli Lilly pauses enrollment of patients in experimental coronavirus treatment," 13 Oct. 2020 Shares of Eli Lilly, another drugmaker mentioned by the president in a Wednesday evening video posted on Twitter, TWTR 0.51% climbed 2.1%. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, "Dow, S&P 500 Rise on Stimulus Hopes," 8 Oct. 2020 An article on Friday about plans for coronavirus vaccine trials misstated the number of points at which an outside panel reviews data before a drug trial is complete at the drugmaker Pfizer. New York Times, "Corrections: Sept. 19, 2020," 18 Sep. 2020 The British drugmaker and its partner, the University of Oxford, put research into the shot on hold last week after the volunteer suffered neurological symptoms. Riley Griffin, Bloomberg.com, "AstraZeneca’s U.S. Trial Remains on Hold Pending Review by FDA," 15 Sep. 2020 On Friday, Trump was given an infusion of an experimental antibody cocktail that is being tested in COVID-19 patients by the drugmaker Regeneron. Katie Thomas And Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times, Star Tribune, "Trump's treatment suggests more severe COVID-19, medical experts say," 4 Oct. 2020 The National Institutes of Health has expressed concern over a potential side effect in drugmaker AstraZeneca's vaccine trial after a participant suffered spinal cord damage. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for September 16: Coronavirus, police, election, Mideast, nature," 16 Sep. 2020 The European Union, seeking to catch up with other parts of the world for access to coronavirus treatments, agreed with AstraZeneca PLC to buy as many as 400 million doses of the U.K. drugmaker’s Covid-19 vaccine now in development. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "EU Secures Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With AstraZeneca," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of drugmaker

1869, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Drugmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drugmaker. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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

Medical Definition of drugmaker

: a company that manufactures pharmaceuticals

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