NAICS 5 Digit Industry 42421

Industry 42421

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 42421 – Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 42421: See industry description for NAICS 424210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 424210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of biological and medical products; botanical drugs and herbs; and pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption in such forms as ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions, and suspensions.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 42421

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Antibiotics merchant wholesalers
  • Endocrine substances merchant wholesalers
  • Blood derivatives merchant wholesalers
  • In-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics merchant wholesalers
  • Botanicals merchant wholesalers
  • Vaccines merchant wholesalers
  • Cosmetics merchant wholesalers
  • Vitamins merchant wholesalers

Cross-References for Industry 42421

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 42421. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of surgical, dental, and hospital equipment are classified in Industry NAICS 423450, Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 42421

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 42421. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Antibiotics merchant wholesalers
  • Antiseptics merchant wholesalers
  • Bandages merchant wholesalers
  • Beauty preparations merchant wholesalers
  • Beauty supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Biologicals and allied products merchant wholesalers
  • Blades, razor, merchant wholesalers
  • Blood derivatives merchant wholesalers
  • Blood plasma merchant wholesalers
  • Botanical drugs and herbs merchant wholesalers
  • Botanicals merchant wholesalers
  • Colognes merchant wholesalers
  • Cosmetics merchant wholesalers
  • Dentifrices merchant wholesalers
  • Deodorants, personal, merchant wholesalers
  • Diagnostic reagents merchant wholesalers
  • Diagnostics, in-vitro and in-vivo, merchant wholesalers
  • Drug proprietaries merchant wholesalers
  • Druggists’ sundries merchant wholesalers
  • Drugs merchant wholesalers
  • Endocrine substances merchant wholesalers
  • First-aid supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Gauze merchant wholesalers
  • General-line drugs merchant wholesalers
  • Hair preparations (except professional) merchant wholesalers
  • Herbal supplements merchant wholesalers
  • Medical sundries, rubber, merchant wholesalers
  • Nonprescription drugs merchant wholesalers
  • Perfumes merchant wholesalers
  • Pharmaceuticals merchant wholesalers
  • Plasmas, blood, merchant wholesalers
  • Prescription drugs merchant wholesalers
  • Radioactive pharmaceutical isotopes merchant wholesalers
  • Razor blades merchant wholesalers
  • Razors (except electric) merchant wholesalers
  • Rubber goods, medical, merchant wholesalers
  • Salts, bath, merchant wholesalers
  • Shaving preparations merchant wholesalers
  • Specialty-line pharmaceuticals merchant wholesalers
  • Toilet preparations merchant wholesalers
  • Toilet soaps merchant wholesalers
  • Toiletries merchant wholesalers
  • Toothbrushes (except electric) merchant wholesalers
  • Vaccines merchant wholesalers
  • Veterinarians’ medicines merchant wholesalers
  • Vitamins merchant wholesalers
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 42: Wholesale Trade
    • Subsector 424: Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      • Industry Group 4242: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42421: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424210: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers

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