Antidiabetic Drugs

  • Daniel C. Howey


The safe and cost-effective development of new drugs has never been more dependent on well-designed early studies. There are a large number of potential sites of drug action and there are no templates for early phase human drug trials in diabetes. Thus, success will demand an understanding of the disease, its pathophysiology and the tools available to study it. As always, studies in normal volunteers will be crucial to the design and safe conduct of clinical trials. However, if the pharmacology of new drugs is directed at specific abnormalities, the expected pharmacology may not be manifest in normal people. Therefore, early studies of drug action in patients with diabetes will be of great importance to clinical trials design and product decision-making.


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  • Daniel C. Howey
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  1. 1.William N. Wishard Memorial HospitalEli Lilly and CompanyIndianapolisUSA

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