What are parenteral drug products?

Parenteral drug products include injections as well as implanted drugs injected through the skin or other external boundary tissue or implanted within the body to allow direct administration of drug substances into blood vessels, tissues organs or lesions. Injections may be in immediate or extended-release dose format. Parenteral dose formats include solutions, suspensions, emulsions, sterile powders (for solutions/suspensions), implants (including microparticles) and combination products such as a drug-eluting stent.