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Pharmaceutics PHM 388M/188P

Pharmaceutics and Dosage Form Design

Drug Substances Databases

Use these resources in researching information related to the physical and chemical properties of known drug substances.  Could be used as resource for team based "drug product design assignments."

  • DrugBank.ca -- Physical & chemical properties of known drug substances

  • PubChem -- Drug properties from National Library of Medicine

  • Toxnet -- Select HSDB to find physical & chemical properties of known drug substances (Chemical/Physical Properties tab).

Reaxys -- Used for chemical & physical information from published literature. One capability is to obtain experimental properties (logP, melting point, solubility).  Hint:  1. Click on names & formulas 2. Check chemical name box 3. Input search inquiry 4. Click on Physical Data

SciFinder -- Database of chemical & bibliographic information; requires initial registration.  Hint: 1. Search using "Substances>Substance Identifier" 2. Click on Experimental Properties, Properties 3. Properties will be listed under value, or go to specific resources

Drug Product Information

Use these resources in researching information related to composition and characteristics of approved drug products.  Could be used as resource for team based "drug product design assignments."

Journal Literature

Information Literacy Essentials

Searching with PubMed

Find a Journal -- to locate an article cited in references of another source

What's a research article?

What's a review article?

What does peer-reviewed or refereed mean?

To search for supporting journal articles in the peer-reviewed literature, use the following databases. Select appropriate keywords or subject headings. Be sure to pay attention to important elements such as journal, date of publication, etc.

Databases for Pharmaceutics

PHM 388M

Consult these instructions on how to answer the case study questions:
Answering Case Study Questions

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Faculty

Dr. Bill Williams

Dr. Hugh Smyth


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Bibliography Style for Reports

Please follow the ICMJE (Vancouver) bibliography style.  For instructions & examples see:
Using the ICMJE Recommendations

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