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Global Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Sector: Vocabulary

This guide is designed to help students in Prof. Abbott's course of the same name.


Biologic (products, drugs, medicine), Biologics

Biological (products, drugs, medince), Biologicals

Biopharmaceutical (products, drugs, medicine), Biopharmaceuticals

Biotechnology (products, drugs)

Biotech (pharmaceuticals, drugs, products, medicines)

Follow-on, generic (biologics, biopharmceuticals, biotech)

"Recombinant DNA or rDNA derived protein pharmaceutics" (pharmaceuticals)

Biosimilar drugs



The word injectables is frequently misspelled as injectibles (even on the FDA website).  Try both spellings.

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