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The Role of Pharmaceutics in the Development of Different Drugs

Author(s): James Kematii*

Pharmaceutics is a branch of pharmacy that deals with the preparation, formulation, and dispensing of drugs. It involves the study of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of drugs, as well as the design, development, and evaluation of drug delivery systems. The primary goal of pharmaceutics is to develop safe and effective medications that can be easily administered to patients. Pharmaceutics plays a critical role in the pharmaceutical industry, as it helps to ensure that drugs are manufactured and distributed in a consistent and reliable manner. Pharmaceutical formulations are made up of a variety of different ingredients, including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), excipients, and other additives. The process of developing a new drug formulation involves identifying the appropriate API and selecting the right excipients to ensure that the drug is stable and can be delivered effectively to the patient. One of the most critical aspects of pharmaceutics is drug delivery. Drug delivery systems are designed to ensure that drugs are delivered to the body in a controlled and efficient manner. The most common drug delivery systems include oral formulations (such as tablets and capsules), transdermal patches, injectables, and inhalation systems.