Pharmaceutics: a new open-access journal for all those interested in designing medicines

Yvonne Perrie, Afzal R. Mohammed

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We know the many hurdles that face us when we look to deliver a drug, starting from the basic characteristics of the drug (its solubility, stability, absorption and biodistribution), to overcoming the physiological barriers faced in reaching the target site, and to maintaining the concentration within the therapeutic window. In addition we must also remember the patient needs in this – is it a child that needs a liquid dosage form? Is it someone having to take multiple doses in a day? Do we need a rapid onset of action in a convenient format? Will people find it convenient to take the drug in the format we are presenting to them – or are there alternative options?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2009

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