New Drug Discovery and DevelopmentBook - 2007
A case history approach to drug synthesis and discovery
Discover the origins of some of today’s most popular drug therapies. Explore case histories and gain insight into major classes of antibiotics, antiviral drugs, analgesics, steroids, compounds designed to lower cholesterol, and more. Review the steps required for FDA approval. This is a great reference for students in medicinal chemistry, researchers in pharmaceuticals, and medical practitioners.
Aimed at medical chemistry students, as well as researchers and medical practitioners, this guide to drug synthesis and discovery introduces readers to the interplay of research and serendipity that has created many commonly prescribed drugs. Lednicer (formerly, project officer at the National Cancer Institute) focuses on case histories to demonstrate the domino effect that the discovery of a new drug or drug category can have. He organizes the material by drug category and includes an overview of the steps required before a drug can be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)