In medicine a drug is any substance that is used for treatment, pain relief, disease diagnosis and prevention and affects the structure or function of a living organism and when administered to a living organism, produces a biological effect. There are four types of drugs: mineral, animal, plant and chemical.
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the industries on which huge investments have been made. A large part of medicinal raw materials are of mineral origin. Among the minerals, industrial minerals are widely used in pharmacy as an effective drug or filler as suspending, adhesive, diluting, disintegrating, enhancing, viscosity agents.