The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

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Edited By: Joseph S. Bertino, Jr., Schenectady, NY

Online ISSN: 1552-4604

Associated Title(s): Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development

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April Editor’s Choice article - Allometry Is a Reasonable Choice in Pediatric Drug Development
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Tao Liu, Parima Ghafoori and Jogarao V. S. Gobburu

During drug development, children present a challenge in terms of drug dosing. Under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act amendment, drug development in children was supported and promoted. This month’s Editor’s Choice article examines the use of allometry in developing dosing regimens through the use of pharmacokinetics, for the pediatric patient. The methodology presented shows that it is accurate to develop pharmacokinetic study design in children ages 2 and greater.

Special Issue – Transporters
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Knowledge about the role and importance of transporters has increased dramatically in the last decade. Transporters play an important role in determining pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs. We appreciate the pharmacogenomic and environmental effects determining transporter activity. This issue examines the role of transporters in drug development and in the clinical care of patients. A discussion of transporters in various organ systems and drug-drug interactions involving transporters highlight this issue. Our evolving knowledge of transporters and their functions will assist in the quest to personalize medicine for specific patients in the future. While our knowledge is still evolving, science has made great strides in explaining the importance of transporters in drug therapy.

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