Social Aspects of Drug Discovery, Development and Commercialization, 1st Edition

  • Odilia Osakwe
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  • ISBN-10: 0128024976
  • ISBN-13: 9780128024973
  • DDC: 615.19
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 324 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book provides an insightful analysis of the drug discovery and development landscape as it relates to society. It examines the scientific, legal, philosophical, economic, political, ethical and cultural factors that contribute to drug development. The pharmaceutical industry is under scrutiny to develop safer and more effective drugs in a quicker and more affordable manner. Recent criticism and debates have emphasized varying opinions on the issues concerning the drug discovery and development process. This book provides thoughtful and valuable discussions and analysis of the social challenges and potential opportunities through all stages of the pharmaceutical process, from inception through marketing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Pharmaceutical Industry, Society, and Governance.
1: Pharmaceutical Regulation: The Role of Government in the Business of Drug Discovery.
2: Trends in Innovation and the Business of Drug Discovery.
3: Cash Flow Valley of Death: A Pitfall in Drug Discovery.
Drug Discovery Cycle I : Discovery and Preclinical Drug Development.
4: Prediscovery Research: Challenges and Opportunities.
5: The Significance of Discovery Screening and Structure Optimization Studies.
6: Preclinical In Vitro Studies: Development and Applicability.
7: Animal Utilization in Drug Development: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Dimensions.
8: Pharmaceutical Formulation and Manufacturing Development: Strategies and Issues.
The Drug Discovery Cycle II: Clinical Development.
9: Clinical Development: Ethics and Realities.
10: Pharmacogenomics in Drug Discovery, Prospects and Clinical Applicability.
The Drug Discovery Cycle III: Authorization and Marketing.
11: Patents, Exclusivities, and Evergreening Strategies.
12: Drug Pricing and Control for Pharmaceutical Drugs.
13: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising.