Oï mate !
I’ll try to help you with your questions
Since you told us you were Dread ratting in wormhole, I suppose your corporation is established in a high class wormhole ? If you are in a C5 or C6, then congratulation, you have access to the best gas sites in Anoikis !
This sites are the Vital Core Reservoir and the Instrumental Core Reservoir. Both of them contain large quantities of Fullerite-C540 and C320, which are only found in those sites and are thus extremely valuable.
You can use that gas in Reaction for polymers, materials used in Tech III manufacturing (another good market, but quite hard to get into).
I cannot help you on the “what should I make” topic, it’s way too large for my knowledge. Also, since you live in wormhole space, Drug Manufacturing is impossible without importing the componants from outside, as Drugs are manufactured using gas from Known Space, which never spawn in any class of wormhole.
Then, you have reactions. They use another form of blueprint, Formulas, and doesn’t use mineral you can obtain from ore anomalies, but moon ore. Here are the ores only available in moons :
Ubiquitous : Zeolites, Sylvite, Bitumens, and Coesite.
Common : Cobaltite, Euxenite, Titanite, and Scheelite.
Uncommon : Otavite, Sperrylite, Vanadinite, and Chromite.
Rare : Carnotite, Zircon, Pollucite, and Cinnabar.
Exceptionnal : Xenotime, Monazite, Loparite, and Ytterbite.
Sadly, every moon in wormhole space, independently of the C level, only have access to the first tier of moon ore, to prevent J-Space of having the monopole for Industry, as it would be the only space where you can manufacture Tech I, II and III without any exterior help. This spreadsheet will show you every mineral contained in the moon ores, quite handy.
Since you only have access to Ubiquitious ore, you cannot manufacture even the small Tech II ships, and the Reactions using only the first tier moon goo are quite sparse (I don’t even know if they are any). You will need the properly named Reactions skill to actually use Formulas.