The Pharmaceutical Industry is a branch of the chemical industry that manufactures drugs. The industry comprises enterprises that produce synthetic and plant-derived preparations, antibiotics, vitamins, blood substitutes, and hormone preparations derived from animal organs, and drugs in various dosages (including injection solutions in ampuls, tablets, lozenges, capsules, pills, and suppositories), as well
as ointments, emulsions, aerosols, and plasters. Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices. They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations regarding the patenting, testing, and ensuring safety and efficacy and marketing of drugs.