Optimizing Drug Delivery: Even Out the FlowJuly 20th, 2012
“The design and fabrication of sustained/controlled release dosage forms, employing new excipients capable of extending/controlling the release of drugs from the dosage forms over prolonged periods, has worked well in achieving optimally enhanced therapeutic levels of the drugs.” That’s kind of a fancy way of saying what we’ve said before: a lot of work in the pharmaceutical industry is aimed at reformulating drugs to “even out” their flow into the bloodstream. That particular quote comes from a report on using cellulose ether derivatives as the excipients that smooth out and lengthen drug delivery into the body. As does every other similar study, this one evaluates the stability of the new formulation in a stability chamber.
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