Definition of drug maker in English:

drug maker


  • 1A company that manufactures medicinal drugs.

    ‘the world's second largest drug maker cut its profit forecast for the rest of the year’
    • ‘The committee voted 9-6 to approve the drug, being developed in partnership with a French drug maker.’
    • ‘Google is working with a Swiss drug maker to create smart contact lenses.’
    • ‘The drug maker's cancer-fighting unit helped lift quarterly results.’
    • ‘A medical journal is asking the drug maker to release all its data on the drug, claiming there is no evidence it can actually stop the influenza virus.’
    • ‘The cancer drug maker's stock dropped almost 20 percent at one point, after it released disappointing trial data.’
    • ‘The company's biggest shareholder said it is suing the obesity drug maker as it continues to fight for greater control of the company.’
    • ‘The FDA would be able to monitor the pharmacies much the way they regulate drug makers, including through inspections.’
    • ‘Specialty pharmaceutical and related companies are growing, even as the giant drug makers are breaking apart.’
    • ‘Western European countries also regulate the prices that drug makers, device-makers, hospitals and doctors can charge.’
    • ‘The protection bars competition from rival generic drug makers for 180 days.’
    1. 1.1A person who produces illegal drugs.
      ‘today's operation breaks the grip that these drug makers and dealers have held on the neighbourhoods’
      • ‘The drug maker added the toxic industrial chemical because it is 10 times cheaper than propylene glycol.’
      • ‘Police report that illegal drug makers were providing one-third of the country’s crystal meth.’
      • ‘Police believe the drug makers were simply pouring their wastes out the back of the garage.’
      • ‘Police seized psychoactive drugs and arrested three young drug makers.’
      • ‘For decades these illicit drug makers have scoured the scientific journals for new compounds that would give people a buzz.’
      • ‘A drug maker who videotaped himself cooking methamphetamine was sentenced to 35 years in prison.’