There is nothing in pharmaceutics that has not a direct origin from vegetable, animal, or mineral life.
They are licensed to practice medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutics.
1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus "of drugs," from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus "preparer of drugs, poisoner" (see pharmacy). Related: Pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutically.
pharmaceutics phar·ma·ceu·tics (fär'mə-sōō'tĭks)
The science of preparing and dispensing drugs.
Pharmaceutical preparations; medicinal drugs.
pharmaceutical phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal (fär'mə-sōō'tĭ-kəl) or phar·ma·ceu·tic (-tĭk)
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists. n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.