Future Perspectives for Patient-Centric Pharmaceutical Drug Product Design with Regard to Solid Oral Dosage Forms

Nélio Drumond*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: Additional costs for healthcare provision are expected for cases where the level of care provided is not according to the patient’s needs and demands. To address these issues and reduce costs, fundamental changes need to be made on how healthcare provision is administered to patients, which raises the opportunity for the implementation of patient-centric systems. Methods: This review addresses the importance of implementing a patient-centric approach in current healthcare provision and emphasizes the need to adjust current development and business models for a successful application of patient-centric care. Results: To increase awareness and avoid confusion, the purpose of patient-centric pharmaceutical drug product design is reviewed in detail and future market opportunities for patient-centric drug products are discussed. Conclusions: With regard to solid oral dosage forms, the subject of patient-centric pharmaceutical drug product design will focus more on the customization of existing technologies (e.g., dosage form size reduction) to address the needs of specific patient populations such as pediatrics, geriatrics, dysphagia patients, or the cognitively impaired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-324
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of pharmaceutical innovation
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Drug product design
  • Drug products
  • Healthcare provision
  • Patient needs
  • Patient-centric pharmaceutical development
  • Product characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery

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