This second edition of the best seller, more than double the size of the previous edition describes manufacturing processes for approximately 1300 pharmaceuticals currently marketed as trade-name products around the world. Pertinent process information has been obtained from the patent literature, and references for other synthetic methods and pharmacology are cited. A 2000-entry Raw Materials Index will quickly tell you in which drugs the raw materials are utilized. A 12,000-entry Trade Name Index completes the book. It has been estimated that, in 1990, 40% of the drug market will be generic. With total sales volume over $100 billion, the pharmaceutical industry provides greater profit margins than other sectors of the chemical industry.