By Jiben Roy
This textbook is written as a unified method of quite a few issues, starting from drug discovery to production, suggestions and expertise, legislation and advertising and marketing. the foremost subject matter of the ebook is prescription drugs - what each scholar of pharmaceutical sciences may still comprehend: from the lively pharmaceutical parts to the coaching of varied dosage types in addition to the appropriate chemistry, this publication makes prescription drugs correct to undergraduate scholars of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
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8 Origins and development of Merck Source: Merck website3 10 An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences 2000–2009 2009: Alli launched in Europe, Synflorix, for pneumococcal vaccine, Cervarix launched in USA, Japan; 2008; allergic rhinitis treatment Avamys; US FDA approves Rotarix, Treximet for the treatment of migraine, Requip XL, an oral treatment for Parkinson’s disease; 2007: US FDA approves alli, over-the-counter orlistat for obesity, Tykerb, a new treatment for advanced breast cancer, 2005: GSK launches Rotarix, a vaccine against rotavirus, US FDA approves Fluarix, an influenza virus vaccine; 2001: launches Advoir, an antiasthma medicine, US FDA approves Twinrix, the first combination vaccine to prevent hepatitis A and B; 2000: Glaxo Wellcome merges with SmithKline Beecham.
About one-third of the pharmaceutical market by value is accounted for by blockbuster drugs. 2 billion from the sale of its super drug Lipitor (generic name Atorvastatin). 25. 9 The world pharmaceutical market The worldwide pharmaceutical market grew steadily until 2008, but in 2008 and 2009 it slowed down, probably as a result of the recession. 29 The market was expected to grow by 4–5% in 2010. 27). Double digits growths are expected in future too. The world pharmaceutical market and its growth also reflect the individual markets of the world’s leading companies.
There are also many modern medicines in nature, though some are not currently in use. Recently, very important medicines such as taxol, vincristine, and vinblastine have been isolated from medicinal plants. In most cases isolated medicinal compounds from plants are synthesized in laboratories and the products – medicines – used to cure and take care of humans. 20 illustrates some medicinal trees. 21). 6 Pharmaceutical research and development The pharmaceutical industry is research-based. If there were no research, there would be no new molecular entity.