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4: Molecules to Medicines

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  • As you've read so far, the most important goals of modern pharmacology are also the most obvious. Pharmacologists want to design, and be able to produce in sufficient quantity, drugs that will act in a specific way without too many side effects. They also want to deliver the correct amount of a drug to the proper place in the body. But turning molecules into medicines is more easily said than done. Scientists struggle to fulfill the twin challenges of drug design and drug delivery.

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