A few extra pointers
All about Ethical Pharma
Without the pharmaceutical industry there would be no need for this website, because the companies that develop and manufacture prescription medicines also have to employ talented individuals to bring these drugs to market.
The UK pharmaceutical industry is the 5th largest in the world by total sales (after the USA, Japan, Germany and France) and represents 7% of world sales.
UK GPs write about 650 million prescriptions a year - that's 13.1 prescription items per head of population. Over 80% of prescription only medicines (POMs), which cost the NHS about £7 billion every year, are made up of patent protected branded drugs.
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Ethical Pharma (doc)