Repurposing Strategies for Therapeutics

  title={Repurposing Strategies for Therapeutics},
  author={S. Sleigh and C. L. Barton},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Medicine},
  • S. Sleigh, C. L. Barton
  • Published 2012
  • Business
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Drug repurposing refers to the development of existing drugs for new indications. These drugs may have (i) failed to show efficacy in late stage clinical trials, without safety issues; (ii) stalled in development for commercial reasons; (iii) passed the point of patent expiry; or (iv) are being explored in new geographical markets. Over the past 5 years, pressure on the industry caused by the ‘innovation gap’ of rising development costs and stagnant product output have become major reasons for… CONTINUE READING
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