User Friendly Medicines

15:40 - 16:15

Medicines need to be designed to reflect the lifestyle and physiological status of patients at the extremes of age, we have to consider palatability and appropriateness of medicines

Medicines are expensive items. If they are not taken as intended, issues with regard to effectiveness will arise and unnecessary costs will be expended by the health provider

Patients may have hidden pathophysiological changes that cause issues with exposure. At a certain stage, additional support including home help may be necessary.

Controlled release dosage forms and other novel constructs may reduce the need for expensive nursing care

Clive Wilson, J.P. Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Strathclyde