Special Issue "Drug Repositioning"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
A current way to decrease the cost and expedite the development of novel drugs is to use the strategy of drug repositioning (drug repurposing). This strategy involves the use of drugs that are clinically approved for one condition to treat a different condition. Drug repositioning can expedite drug development by making use of drugs whose toxicity and pharmacokinetic profiles have already been extensively characterized. Drug repositioning has been successfully used for the treatment of conditions such as cancer, obesity, and osteoporosis, as well as others. Much promise exists for the successful repositioning of other drugs.
Prof. Dr. Louis M. Mansky
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- drug repositioning
- drug repurposing
- indications discovery
- drug re-profiling
- therapeutic switching
- drug re-tasking
- indication expansion
- lifecycle extension