Pharmaceutical laws in the U.S. relate to the creation and sale of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs are artificial substances designed to treat and prevent diseases. They fall into two main categoriesprescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.

Prescription drugs must be prescribed by a doctor and are available only by prescription. On the other hand, over-the-counter drugs can be purchased without a doctor's prescription.

Intellectual Property
Pharmaceutical discoveries, and advances in biomedical research, have created a multi-billion dollar industry. As a result, patent protection is being sought for many potential drug compounds and inventions in this field.

Work with a jurisdiction with rules to protect your pharmaceutical trademark rights and copyright material. A trademark or copyright attorney should be able to assist you with developing a strategy, reviewing materials before launch, and working with your patent attorney.

Safety Marketing

Regulated products in the United States are health products that have been reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products must have passed testing criteria that show they are likely to be both practical and safe for consumers. Before even being released onto the market, these products must be approved for marketing to doctors and consumers.


However, access to drugs regulated by law in the United States is controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which classifies drugs into five schedules. The most restrictive schedule (Schedule I) is reserved for medicines with little to no accepted use in the U.S., so, naturally, these drugs cannot be sold without a prescription.