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Chapter-31 Evaluation of Drug Formulations

BOOK TITLE: Practical Manual of Pharmacology for Medical Students

Author
1. Badyal Dinesh
ISBN
9789352702411
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18065_32
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Chapter keywords
Drug formulation, rational therapeutics, rational drug, RUD, fixed-dose drug combination, FDC, MIMS, CIMS

Abstract

Rational therapeutics is an important clinical aspect of applied pharmacology. Formulation is an integral part of therapeutics. Pharmaceutical companies manufacture the drugs. They usually provide the information sheets/package inserts/brochures for their products. Though, they should provide the scientific information for their products, largely such information is prepared from commercial angle and for marketing of their products rather than giving scientific information. Often the companies provide the information which is incomplete, irrelevant and having tall claims. Many developing countries, including India, have a limited budget allocated to health care, especially for drug procurement. Therefore, it is imperative to optimize expenditures for drug purchases by selecting an essential drug list and promoting the rational use of drugs. A detailed discussion on the rational use of drugs (RUD) and essential medicine concept

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