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By Roy J. Vaz, Thomas Klabunde, Raimund Mannhold, Hugo Kubinyi, Gerd Folkers

This practice-oriented instruction manual surveys present wisdom at the prediction and prevention of inauspicious drug reactions relating to off-target task of small molecule medicines. it really is special in collating the present techniques right into a unmarried resource, and contains numerous hugely instructive case stories that could be used as guidance on the way to increase drug improvement tasks. With its huge part on ADME-related results, this can be key wisdom for each drug developer.

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5. 4 Reasons for project termination in clinical phases I (left), II (middle) and III (right) from 1992 to 2002. 5 General reasons (left) and toxicity issues (right) leading to project termination in clinical phases I–III from 1992 to 2002. 5 Strategies for Avoiding Failure The recent example of torcetrapib, where the world’s largest drug company lost its potentially biggest drug, underlines the continued need for strategies to avoid failure during drug development. Despite the increased efforts in synthesis and testing via combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput screening (HTS) methods, the number of new drugs being approved is slowly declining and companies’ drug pipelines are drying up.

11 Levacetylmethadol Levacetylmethadol, a synthetic opioid receptor agonist, was approved for the management of opiate dependence by the FDA in 1994 and was marketed as Orlaam by Roxane Laboratories since 1995. The European Commission granted a marketing authorization for the European Union to Sipaco Internacional Lda. in July 1997. However, in December 2000, following 10 cases of life-threatening cardiac disorders including ventricular rhythm disorders such as torsade de pointes reported in patients treated with levacetylmethadol, the EMEA recommended suspend ion of the marketing authorisation for Orlaam.

1 A Case Study: Fialuridine Nucleoside analogues such as acyclovir, didanosine or zidovudine have been most widely evaluated as potential therapeutics for chronic hepatitis B. After gaining a better insight into hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, a second generation of nucleoside analogues was developed, containing lamivudine, famciclovir and fialuridine. Fialuridine (1-(2-deoxy-2-fluoro-b-D-arabinofuranosyl)-5-iodouracil, FIAU) led to prompt and marked suppression of serum HBV DNA levels in two first phase II trials [60].

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