Pharmaceutical companies are many times more
then any other sort of firms. Nothing weird in that, cause people who are producing and distributing drugs, are answerable for health and often also life, of different human beings.
That is why, many laws were written to control any product which are coming from corporations this kind.
Did you ever heard of drug devices? Polish rules, in pharmaceutical sector has strict definition of it. It can be any sort of device, tool, software or other product used separately or with different, similar device, made by producer to be use as a tool for diagnostic or therapy cases . It doesn't need to contain some drugs but it may. Although it is not very relevant element
of drug devices. It's sometimes use for therapy, treatment or mitigation, either in birth control. And because this product could be use with medicals, sometimes it is difficult to specify, which regulations are accurate for current device.
And to avoid any type of misunderstandings, there are rules, which are informing us, how to interpret any clause about drugs devices. For instance, if drug devices contain some type of medicals but it can't be use without it, it is treated like device. And in case when it could also act separately, it need to be treated as pharmaceutical. This variations are relevant in case, when we are going to the apothecary, and we like to buy each product. If something is just device, in most of cases we don't need any prescription for that.
Most of us never bother to understand, what really are drug devices, also when we are using it every day.