Drugs and the Future

Drugs and the Future
Author: David J. Nutt,Trevor W. Robbins,Gerald V. Stimson,Martin Ince,Andrew Jackson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2006-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780080467740
ISBN 13: 0080467741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs and the Future Book Review:

Drugs and the Future presents 13 reviews collected to present the new advances in all areas of addiction research, including knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, the improved understanding of brain pathways and functions that are stimulated by addictive drugs, experimental and clinical psychology approaches to addiction and treatment, as well as both ethical considerations and social policy. The book also includes chapters on the history of addictive substances and some personal narratives of addiction. Introduced by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA, the book uniquely covers the full range of disciplines which can provide insight into the future of addiction, from genetics to the humanities. Written for a scientific audience, it is also applicable to non-specialists as well. Provides an unique overview of what we know about addiction, and how scientific knowledge can and should be applied in the societal, ethical, and political context Applies the state-of-the-art research in fields such as Genomics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Social Policy and Ethics to addiction research Includes a preface by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and in introduction by Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA

The Future of Drug Discovery

The Future of Drug Discovery
Author: Tamas Bartfai,Graham V. Lees
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-05-18
ISBN 10: 0124095194
ISBN 13: 9780124095199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Drug Discovery Book Review:

The Future of Drug Discovery: Who decides which diseases to treat? provides a timely and detailed look at the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and how they relate, or should relate, to societal needs. The authors posit that as a result of increasing risk aversion and accelerated savings in research and development, the industry is not developing drugs for increasingly prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, untreatable pain, antibiotics and more. This book carefully exposes the gap between the medicines and therapies we need and the current business path. By analyzing the situation and discussing prospects for the next decade, the The Future of Drug Discovery is a timely book for all those who care about the development needs for drugs for disease. Provides an in-depth, broad perspective on the crisis in drug industry Exposes the disconnect between what society needs and what the drug companies are working on Analyses and projects over 10 years into the future Explains what it means for scientists and society Determines what is needed to be done to make sure that the industry responds to society's needs, remains commercially attractive and answers the question as to who decides which diseases to treat

Undoing Drugs

Undoing Drugs
Author: Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Hachette Go
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 0738285757
ISBN 13: 9780738285757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undoing Drugs Book Review:

“Of the countless writers out there whose focus is addiction, no one can begin to touch the brilliance of Maia Szalavitz.” —Kristen Johnston, actress, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Guts, addiction advocate, founder of SLAM NYC Drug overdoses now kill more Americans annually than guns, cars, or breast cancer. But the United States has tried to solve this national crisis with policies that only made matters worse. In the name of “sending the right message,” we have maximized the spread of infectious disease, torn families apart, incarcerated millions of mostly Black and Brown people—and utterly failed to either prevent addiction or make effective treatment for it widely available. There is another way—one that is proven to work. However it runs counter to much of the received wisdom about substances and related problems. It is called harm reduction. Created by a group of people who use drugs and by radical public health experts, harm reduction offers a new way of thinking—one that provides startling insights into behavioral and cultural issues that go far beyond drugs. In a spellbinding narrative rooted in an urgent call to action, Undoing Drugs tells the untold tale of a quirky political movement that has unexpectedly shaken the foundations of world drug policy. It illustrates how hard it can be to take on widely accepted conventional thinking—and what is necessary to overcome this resistance. Ultimately, Undoing Drugs offers a path forward—led by characters who spent many years being dismissed as worthless, only to develop a breakthrough philosophy that can dramatically improve world health.

Relationships Among the Brain the Digestive System and Eating Behavior

Relationships Among the Brain  the Digestive System  and Eating Behavior
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Food Forum
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 0309366860
ISBN 13: 9780309366861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationships Among the Brain the Digestive System and Eating Behavior Book Review:

On July 9-10, 2014, the Institute of Medicine's Food Forum hosted a public workshop to explore emerging and rapidly developing research on relationships among the brain, the digestive system, and eating behavior. Drawing on expertise from the fields of nutrition and food science, animal and human physiology and behavior, and psychology and psychiatry as well as related fields, the purpose of the workshop was to (1) review current knowledge on the relationship between the brain and eating behavior, explore the interaction between the brain and the digestive system, and consider what is known about the brain's role in eating patterns and consumer choice; (2) evaluate current methods used to determine the impact of food on brain activity and eating behavior; and (3) identify gaps in knowledge and articulate a theoretical framework for future research. Relationships among the Brain, the Digestive System, and Eating Behavior summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Love is the Drug

Love is the Drug
Author: Brian D. Earp,Julian Savulescu
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 1526145561
ISBN 13: 9781526145567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love is the Drug Book Review:

What if there were a pill for love? Or an anti-love drug, designed to help us break up? This controversial and timely new book argues that recent medical advances have brought chemical control of our romantic lives well within our grasp. Substances affecting love and relationships, whether prescribed by doctors or even illicitly administered, are not some far-off speculation – indeed our most intimate connections are already being influenced by pills we take for other purposes, such as antidepressants. Treatments involving certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA—the active ingredient in Ecstasy—might soon exist to encourage feelings of love and help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties. Others may ease a breakup or soothe feelings of rejection. Such substances could have transformative implications for how we think about and experience love. This brilliant intervention into the debate builds a case for conducting further research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Rich in anecdotal evidence and case-studies, the book offers a highly readable insight into a cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all. Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance.

Drug Repositioning Current Advances and Future Perspectives

Drug Repositioning  Current Advances and Future Perspectives
Author: Yuhei Nishimura,Hideaki Hara
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN 10: 288945696X
ISBN 13: 9782889456963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Repositioning Current Advances and Future Perspectives Book Review:

Drug repositioning is the process of identifying new indications for existing drugs. At present, the conventional de novo drug discovery process requires an average of about 14 years and US$2.5 billion to approve and launch a drug. Drug repositioning can reduce the time and cost of this process because it takes advantage of drugs already in clinical use for other indications or drugs that have cleared phase I safety trials but have failed to show efficacy in the intended diseases. Historically, drug repositioning has been realized through serendipitous clinical observations or improved understanding of disease mechanisms. However, recent technological advances have enabled a more systematic approach to drug repositioning. This eBook collects 16 articles from 112 authors, providing readers with current advances and future perspectives of drug repositioning.

Fundamentals of Drug Delivery

Fundamentals of Drug Delivery
Author: Heather A. E. Benson,Michael S. Roberts,Adrian C. Williams,Xiaowen Liang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1119769604
ISBN 13: 9781119769606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Drug Delivery Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to the current research, major challenges, and future prospects of controlled drug delivery systems Controlled drug delivery has the potential to significantly improve therapeutic outcomes, increase clinical benefits, and enhance the safety of drugs in a wide range of diseases and health conditions. Fundamentals of Drug Delivery provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the essential principles and processes of modern controlled drug delivery systems. Featuring contributions by respected researchers, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry professionals, this edited volume reviews the latest research in the field and addresses the many issues central to the development of effective, controlled drug delivery. Divided in three parts, the book begins by introducing the concept of drug delivery and discussing both challenges and opportunities within the rapidly evolving field. The second section presents an in-depth critique of the common administration routes for controlled drug delivery, including delivery through skin, the lungs, and via ocular, nasal, and otic routes. The concluding section summarizes the current state of the field and examines specific issues in drug delivery and advanced delivery technologies, such as the use of nanotechnology in dermal drug delivery and advanced drug delivery systems for biologics. This authoritative resource: Covers each main stage of the drug development process, including selecting pharmaceutical candidates and evaluating their physicochemical characteristics Describes the role and application of mathematical modelling and the influence of drug transporters in pharmacokinetics and drug disposition Details the physiology and barriers to drug delivery for each administration route Presents a historical perspective and a look into the possible future of advanced drug delivery systems Explores nanotechnology and cell-mediated drug delivery, including applications for targeted delivery and toxicological and safety issues Includes comprehensive references and links to the primary literature Edited by a team of of internationally-recognized experts, Fundamentals of Drug Delivery is essential reading for researchers, industrial scientists, and advanced students in all areas of drug delivery including pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, polymer and materials science, and chemical and biochemical engineering.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants
Author: Parimelazhagan Thangaraj
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 1351046500
ISBN 13: 9781351046503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants Book Review:

This book highlights the importance of traditional medicines, focuses on the standardization of herbal medicine and evaluates opportunities for advancing drug research. It addresses issues in utilization of medicinal plants and shares the importance of herbs in neutraceutics. It provides most competitive techniques being used in research.

The Future of Drug Safety

The Future of Drug Safety
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Assessment of the US Drug Safety System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780309133944
ISBN 13: 0309133947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Drug Safety Book Review:

In the wake of publicity and congressional attention to drug safety issues, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the Institute of Medicine assess the drug safety system. The committee reported that a lack of clear regulatory authority, chronic underfunding, organizational problems, and a scarcity of post-approval data about drugs' risks and benefits have hampered the FDA's ability to evaluate and address the safety of prescription drugs after they have reached the market. Noting that resources and therefore efforts to monitor medications' riskâ€"benefit profiles taper off after approval, The Future of Drug Safety offers a broad set of recommendations to ensure that consideration of safety extends from before product approval through the entire time the product is marketed and used.

Drugs Brains and Behavior

Drugs  Brains  and Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D025861296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs Brains and Behavior Book Review:

"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Out of Nature

Out of Nature
Author: Kara Rogers
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0816599580
ISBN 13: 9780816599585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Nature Book Review:

About half of all species under threat of extinction in the world today are plants. The loss of plant biodiversity is disturbing for many reasons, but especially because it is a reflection of the growing disconnect between humans and nature. Plants have been used for millennia in traditional systems of healing and have held a significant place in drug development for Western medicine as well. Despite the recent dominance of synthetic drug production, natural product discovery remains the backbone of drug development. As the diversity of life on Earth is depleted and increasing numbers of species become lost to extinction, we continue to lose opportunities to achieve advances in medicine. Through stories of drug revelation in nature and forays into botany, human behavior, and conservation, Kara Rogers sheds light on the multiple ways in which humans, medicine, and plants are interconnected. With accessible and engaging writing, she explores the relationships between humans and plants, relating the stories of plant hunters of centuries past and examining the impact of human activities on the environment and the world's biodiversity. Rogers also highlights the role that plant-based products can play in encouraging conservation and protecting the heritage and knowledge of indigenous peoples. Out of Nature provides a fresh perspective on modern drug innovation and its relationship with nature. The book delves into the complexity of biophilia--the innate human attraction to life in the natural world--and suggests that the reawakening of this drive is fundamental to expanding conservation efforts and improving medicine. Rogers's examination of plants, humans, and drug discovery also conveys a passionate optimism for the future of biodiversity and medicine. Including a collection of hand-drawn maps and plant illustrations created by the author, this well-researched narrative will inspire as well as inform.

Drug Discovery and Development

Drug Discovery and Development
Author: Vishwanath Gaitonde,Partha Karmakar,Ashit Trivedi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN 10: 1789239753
ISBN 13: 9781789239751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Discovery and Development Book Review:

The process of drug discovery and development is a complex multistage logistics project spanned over 10-15 years with an average budget exceeding 1 billion USD. Starting with target identification and synthesizing anywhere between 10k to 15k synthetic compounds to potentially obtain the final drug that reaches the market involves a complicated maze with multiple inter- and intra-operative fields. Topics described in this book emphasize the progresses in computational applications, pharmacokinetics advances, and molecular modeling developments. In addition the book also contains special topics describing target deorphaning in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, therapy treatment of some rare diseases, and developments in the pediatric drug discovery process.

Drugs and Thugs

Drugs and Thugs
Author: Russell Crandall
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 030025587X
ISBN 13: 9780300255874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs and Thugs Book Review:

A sweeping and highly readable work on the evolution of America’s domestic and global drug war How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? In Drugs and Thugs, Russell Crandall uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century. As a scholar and a high-level national security advisor to both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, he provides an essential view of the economic, political, and human impacts of U.S. drug policies. Backed by extensive research, lucid and unbiased analysis of policy, and his own personal experiences, Crandall takes readers from Afghanistan to Colombia, to Peru and Mexico, to Miami International Airport and the border crossing between El Paso and Juarez to trace the complex social networks that make up the drug trade and drug consumption. Through historically driven stories, Crandall reveals how the war on drugs has evolved to address mass incarceration, the opioid epidemic, the legalization and medical use of marijuana, and America’s shifting foreign policy.

Adverse Reactions to Drugs

Adverse Reactions to Drugs
Author: O. L. Wade,Linda Beeley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483141772
ISBN 13: 9781483141770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adverse Reactions to Drugs Book Review:

Adverse Reactions to Drugs, Second Edition focuses on the problems posed by the adverse responses to drugs, as well as drug interactions, dosage, and drug metabolism. The publication first tackles adverse reactions and factors which predispose to adverse drug reactions. Topics include dose adjustment, overdose, renal failure, cumulation, side effects, drug allergy, cumulative overdose, and delayed effects. The text then ponders on drug interactions, including renal excretion, drug metabolism, mutual toxicity, and interactions affecting transport to site of action. The manuscript examines adverse reactions in dental practice, drugs used in pregnancy, the neonate, and lactation, and problems for the pharmaceutical industry before marketing a new drug. Discussions focus on ethical problems of drug studies in man, pregnancy, hemorrhage, oxygen toxicity, chloramphenicol, drugs and lactation, drugs used in dental practice, and local anesthetics. The book then elaborates on monitoring adverse reactions to drugs and the therapeutic audit and drug regulatory bodies and their problems. The publication is a valuable source of data for doctors and dentists wanting to focus on research on the adverse reaction to drugs.

Drug Discovery Targeting Drug Resistant Bacteria

Drug Discovery Targeting Drug Resistant Bacteria
Author: Prashant Kesharwani,Sidharth Chopra,Arunava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128184817
ISBN 13: 9780128184813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Discovery Targeting Drug Resistant Bacteria Book Review:

Drug Discovery Targeting Drug-Resistant Bacteria explores the status and possible future of developments in fighting drug-resistant bacteria. The book covers the majority of microbial diseases and the drugs targeting them. In addition, it discusses the potential targeting strategies and innovative approaches to address drug resistance. It brings together academic and industrial experts working on discovering and developing drugs targeting drug-resistant (DR) bacterial pathogens. New drugs active against drug-resistant pathogens are discussed, along with new strategies being used to discover molecules acting via new modes of action. In addition, alternative therapies such as peptides and phages are included. Pharmaceutical scientists, microbiologists, medical professionals, pathologists, researchers in the field of drug discovery, infectious diseases and microbial drug discovery both in academia and in industrial settings will find this book helpful. Written by scientists with extensive industrial experience in drug discovery Provides a balanced view of the field, including its challenges and future directions Includes a special chapter on the identification and development of drugs against pathogens which exhibit the potential to be used as weapons of war

Phenotypic Drug Discovery

Phenotypic Drug Discovery
Author: Angelique Augustin,Beverley Isherwood
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 1788018761
ISBN 13: 9781788018760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phenotypic Drug Discovery Book Review:

Phenotypic drug discovery has been highlighted in the past decade as an important strategy in the discovery of new medical entities. How many marketed drugs are derived from phenotypic screens? From the most recent examples, what were the factors enabling target identification and validation? This book answers these questions by elaborating on fundamental capabilities required for phenotypic drug discovery and using case studies to illustrate approaches and key success factors. Written and edited by experienced practitioners from both industry and academia, this publication will equip researchers with a thought-provoking guide to the application and future development of contemporary phenotypic drug discovery for clinical success.

Computer Applications in Drug Discovery and Development

Computer Applications in Drug Discovery and Development
Author: Puratchikody, A.,Prabu, S. Lakshmana,Umamaheswari, A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN 10: 1522573275
ISBN 13: 9781522573272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Applications in Drug Discovery and Development Book Review:

With more restrictions upon animal experimentations, pharmaceutical industries are currently focusing on a new generation of experiments and technologies that are considerably more efficient and less controversial. The integration of computational and experimental strategies has led to the identification and development of promising compounds. Computer Applications in Drug Discovery and Development is a pivotal reference source that provides innovative research on the application of computers for discovering and designing new drugs in modern molecular biology and medicinal chemistry. While highlighting topics such as chemical structure databases and dataset utilization, this publication delves into the current panorama of drug discovery, where high drug failure rates are a major concern and properly designed virtual screening strategies can be a time-saving, cost-effective, and productive alternative. This book is ideally designed for chemical engineers, pharmacists, molecular biologists, students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on the unexplored avenues and future perspectives of drug design.

Essential Metals in Medicine Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic

Essential Metals in Medicine  Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic
Author: Peggy L. Carver
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN 10: 3110526980
ISBN 13: 9783110526981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Metals in Medicine Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic Book Review:

Volume 19, entitled Essential Metals in Medicine: Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic of the series Metal Ions in Life Sciences centers on the role of metal ions in clinical medicine. Metal ions are tightly regulated in human health: while essential to life, they can be toxic as well. Following an introductory chapter briefly discussing several important metal-related drugs and diseases and a chapter about drug development, the focus is fi rst on iron: its essentiality for pathogens and humans as well as its toxicity. Chelation therapy is addressed in the context of thalassemia, its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases and also the risks connected with iron administration are pointed out. A subject of intense debate is the essentiality of chromium and vanadium. For example, chromium(III) compounds are taken as a nutritional supplement by athletes and bodybuilders; in contrast, chromate, Cr(VI), is toxic and a carcinogen for humans. The benefi cial and toxic effects of manganese, cobalt, and copper on humans are discussed. The need for antiparasitic agents is emphasized as well as the clinical aspects of metal-containing antidotes for cyanide poisoning. In addition to the essential and possibly essential ones, also other metal ions play important roles in human health, causing harm (like the metalloid arsenic, lead or cadmium) or being used in diagnosis or treatment of human diseases, like gadolinium, gallium, lithium, gold, silver or platinum. The impact of this vibrant research area on metals in the clinic is provided in 14 stimulating chapters, written by internationally recognized experts from the Americas, Europe and China, and is manifested by approximately 2000 references, and about 90 illustrations and tables. Essential Metals in Medicine: Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic is an essential resource for scientists working in the wide range from pharmacology, enzymology, material sciences, analytical, organic, and inorganic biochemistry all the way through to medicine ... not forgetting that it also provides excellent information for teaching.

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants
Author: Christophe Wiart
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2007-11-04
ISBN 10: 1597451606
ISBN 13: 9781597451604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants Book Review:

In 1860, Oliver Wendell Holmes pointedly expressed himself to the Massachusetts Medical Society: “I firmly believe that if the whole Material Medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worst for the fishes.” Should one think the same about the current approach in drug discovery from plants? Probably yes. Despite the spending of billions of US dollars, and three decades of efforts, high-throughput screenings have only allowed the discovery of a couple of drugs. One could have reasonably expected the discovery of an arsenal of drugs from the millions of plant extracts randomly tested, but “hits” can be inactive in vitro or too toxic, some molecules need to be metabolized first to be active, and false-positive and false-negative results are common. The bitter truth is that the robotic approach in discovering drugs from plants has proven, to date, its inability to excavate the hundreds of molecules that will contribute to the health progress of Man. However, one can reasonably see that the last patches of primary rainforest on earth hold still hundreds of spectacularly active drugs that await discovery.

The Future of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Research

The Future of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10: 0128144556
ISBN 13: 9780128144558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Research Book Review:

The Future of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Research examines the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sciences, also highlighting key developments, research and future opportunities. Written by experts in the field, this volume in the Advances in Pharmaceutical Product Development and Research series deepens our understanding of the product development phase of drug discovery and drug development. Each chapter covers fundamental principles, advanced methodologies and technologies employed by pharmaceutical scientists, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry. The book focuses on excipients, radiopharmaceuticals, and how manufacturing should be conducted in an environment that follows Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. Researchers and students will find this book to be a comprehensive resource for those working in, and studying, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, biotechnology, foods and related industries. Provides an overview of practical information for clinical trials Outlines how to ensure an environment that follows Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Examines recent developments and suggests future directions for drug production methods and techniques