Drug Discovery World

Dr. Stephen Naylor & Judge M. Schonfeld, Winter 2014

The pharmaceutical industry is still beleaguered by escalating costs, stagnant productivity and protracted timelines as it struggles to bring therapeutic drugs to market. This situation has been compounded by a ravenous generic drug sector, and patients that have morphed into a discerning consumer population.

The growing interest, activity and productivity in Drug Repurposing, Drug Repositioning and Drug Rescue (DRPx) appears to offer some encouragement in finding solutions to the myriad of problems the pharmaceutical companies must overcome. Here we describe the current status of DRPx, discuss the emerging consensus on terminology and describe the tools, technologies and approaches utilised in DRPx. 

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