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The Business of Healthcare Innovation is a wide-ranging analysis of business trends in the manufacturing segment of the healthcare industry. It provides a thorough overview and introduction to the innovative sectors fueling improvements in healthcare: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, platform technology, medical devices and information technology. For each sector, the book examines the basis and trends in scientific innovation, the business and revenue models pursued to commercialize that innovation, the regulatory constraints within which each sector must operate and the growing issues posed by more activist payers and consumers. Specific topics include market structure and competition, the economics and rationale of product development, pricing, sales and marketing, contract negotiations with buyers, alliances versus mergers, business strategies and prospects for growth. Written by professors of the Wharton School and industry executives, the book shows why healthcare sectors are such an important source of growth in any nation's economy.
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Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA is the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, Professor and Chair of Health Care Management and Director of the Center for Health Management and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Ninth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory course. The early chapters focus on “normal” nutrition, including digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition. The later chapters cover “clinical” nutrition–the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. The text integrates practical information and valuable resources to help students apply nutrition knowledge and skills to their daily lives and the clinical setting. Features, such as case studies, “How To” boxes with real-world examples, and study cards, help students apply the material and build their conceptual understanding. Regardless of the students’ background, the consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION will engage students and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.
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Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote newspaper columns on environmental matters for the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby. Kathryn Pinna received her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and has also worked as an outpatient dietitian, Internet consultant, and freelance writer. Her other publications include the textbooks Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Sharon Rady Rolfes is a registered dietician nutritionist and a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ms. Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University.
Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological evaluation, and therapeutic potential. Emphasis is placed on describing the full range of evidence-based analytical and bio-analytical techniques used to characterize natural products, including -omic technologies, phyto-chemical analysis, hyphenated techniques, and many more. * Includes state-of-the-art methods for detecting, isolating, and performing structure elucidation by degradation and spectroscopic techniques* Covers biosynthesis, synthesis, and biological activity related to natural products* Consolidates information to save time and money in research* Increases confidence levels in quality and validity of natural products.
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Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee, Director, School of Natural Product Studies, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, has been working on traditional medicine inspired drug discovery leading to development of therapeutic leads from natural resources. His research work highlights screening, evaluation, formulation, and standardization of herbal drugs with their validation to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy. He has made innovative, outstanding, and original contributions both in education and research in the area of natural products. Dr. Mukherjee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. He completed his masters and PhD in pharmacy from Jadavpur University and post-doctoral research from Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, The Netherlands. His research career has been outstanding, including globally-acclaimed contributions on evaluation of the holistic medicine as useful bio-prospecting tools for the traditional medicine based drug discovery program so as to make them available from “Farm to Pharma . His work has led to many important national and international projects in the field of Natural Health Products. He has worked on leveraging innovations in traditional Indian medicine, particularly on rationally designed, carefully standardized, synergistic traditional herbal formulations and botanical drugs for their scientific validation on evidence based approaches. His efforts on development of integrated approaches for drug development from Indian traditional medicine have worldwide impact for the promotion of traditional medicine inspired drug discovery. Based on these works, he has to his credit more than 174 publications in peer reviewed impact journals, several patents and 20 books/book chapters on various aspects of herbal medicine. His research publications have a cumulative Impact Factor of 186.43. Google Citations database indicates that his works have h-Index- 41, i10-index- 126; which has been cited over 7630 times. He has worked as visiting scientist in several renowned universities abroad including The School of Pharmacy, University of London; King’s College London; Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Netherlands; School of Health Science, Tokushima University, Japan; Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa. He has developed several products, and processes with partnership between industry and institutes. He has been awarded with many laurels from the Government of India and abroad; to name a few: the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK; Outstanding Service Award from the Drug Information Association (DIA), USA; Career Award for Young Teachers from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India; Overseas Award from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Young Pharmacy Teacher Award from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India; and the IPA Fellowship Award from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). Dr. Mukherjee is working on the dissemination of knowledge on promotion and development of natural products with international coordination and collaboration on globalizing local knowledge and localizing global technologies in the area of traditional medicine. He has delivered over 200 lectures at different international and national podiums on leveraging innovations in traditional Indian medicine particularly on its validation for the safety, quality, and efficacy with the evidence based scientific claims. He has organized 16 potential national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars with the involvement of scientists all over the world. He is actively involved with several professional organizations. He is Member of the board on International Society for Ethnopharmacology, UK; Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India; Council member of the Society for TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis, China; and others. Dr. Mukherjee is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier Science. He is the member of the editorial board of ten other Indian and international journals. He is also associated as advisor to different organizations and administrative bodies of the Government of India and abroad.
New and emerging directions in pharmaceutical research to better treat schizophrenia
Although the dopamine hypothesis has been the cornerstone of schizophrenia therapeutics, it is clear that dopamine-based approaches do not treat all aspects of the disease. Moreover, many schizophrenia patients fail to respond to current antipsychotics. Integrating chemistry, biology, and pharmacology, this book explores emerging directions in pharmaceutical research for drug targeting and discovery in order to find more effective treatments for schizophrenia, one of the most serious and widespread psychiatric diseases.
Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia presents the basics of schizophrenia, drug targets for the disease, and potential new drugs and therapeutics. It begins with a discussion of prevalence and etiology. Then, it describes therapies such as dopamine agonists and phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors as well as growing research aimed at addressing untreated symptoms. Next, the authors discuss receptor modulators, inhibitors, and targeting strategies for drug discovery. Both the neurobiological and chemical aspects of all major pharmacological targets are examined.
With contributions from an international team of pioneering pharmaceutical researchers, this book compiles the current knowledge in the field, setting the stage for new breakthroughs in the treatment of schizophrenia. Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia:
- Provides a comprehensive resource for neuro-drug discovery and the development of molecular targets for schizophrenia treatment
- Draws from chemistry, biology, and pharmacology for more effective drug targeting and discovery
- Explores a wide range of receptors and molecular targets, including dopamine, PDEs, and neuropeptides
With Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia as their guide, drug discovery and development scientists have the information they need to advance their own research so that new, more effective treatments for schizophrenia will soon be a reality.