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Drugs: From Discovery to Approval Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0470195109 ISBN-10: 047019510X Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (December 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047019510X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470195109
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Concise and easy to read, the book quickly introduces basic concepts, then moves on to discuss target selection and the drug discovery process for both small and large molecular drugs." (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)

"This textbook provides the reader with a high-level overview of the drug discovery process and the regulatory challenges facing the journey from drug molecule to marketplace." (The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2009)

"The second edition of a book that offers a user-friendly step-by-step introduction to all the key processes involved in bringing a drug to the market, including the performance of preclinical trials." (Chemistry World, February 2009)

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"A concise, yet comprehensive, survey of the entire drug development process."
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

The new edition of this bestselling book continues to offer a user-friendly, step-by-step introduction to all the key processes involved in bringing a drug to the market, including the performance of preclinical studies, the conduct of human clinical trials, regulatory controls, and even the manufacturing processes for pharmaceutical products. Concise and easy to read, the book quickly introduces basic concepts, then moves on to discuss target selection and the drug discovery process for both small and large molecular drugs.

This Second Edition features many key enhancements, including Key Points, Chapter Summary, and Review Questions in each chapter; Answers to Review Questions provided in an appendix; and carefully selected "mini" case studies in each chapter.

Richly illustrated throughout with over ninety figures and tables, this important new edition also includes helpful listings of current FDA and European guidelines and a special section on regulatory authority and processes in China. It is an indispensable resource for pharmaceutical industry and academic researchers, pharmaceutical managers and executives, healthcare clinicians, policymakers, regulators, and lobbyists with an interest in drug development. It is also an excellent textbook for students in pharmacy, science, and medicine courses.

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I work as an account manager in the Life Sciences vertical of an ITES organisation. I have been in the system for quite some time and had gained understanding of some of the key Pharmaceutical business fucntion.

This book particularly helped me to understand the full landscape and gain overall perpective. I would recommend this to anyone who has some or no business function knowledge and is wanting to consolidate. I would also recommend you to note down the points that are of interest to you and weave them in your own Pharma story.

I have now picked up Manual of Drug Safety And Pharmacovigilance. I am hoping this book would be as interesting as the earlier one.
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By M. Zimmermann on June 28, 2009
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I have a chem/biochem background and am about to finish my PhD. This book was great help for preparing for interviews in the pharmaceutical industry. Especially if you do not know anything about drug development, clinical trials and GxP regulations it is worth the money!
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