HSCI 180 Chapter 5: HSCI 180 CHAPTER 5

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Legal pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most profitable industries. Names of drugs: chemical: a name that specifies a complete chemical description of the drug. Derived from the rules of organic chemistry for naming any compound. Used in lab settings: generic: a name that specifies a particular chemical but not a particular brand o o. Listed in the compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties o (cps), canadas leading source for drug info o. In the public domain, cannot be trademarked: brand: a name that specifies a particular formulation and manufacturer of a drug. When a new chemical structure, a new way of manufacturing a chemical, o o or a new use for a chemical is found, it can be patented o manufacture and sell it without competition. Patent = the company that discovered and patented a drug can. Moderate doses produce wakefulness and a sense of energy/well being.

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