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By Sven Stegemann

This publication goals to deal with the key facets of destiny drug product improvement and remedy for older adults, giving functional counsel for the rational product and scientific improvement and prescribing of drug items to this ever transforming into section of the inhabitants. With authors coming from key “aging” markets equivalent to Europe, the us, China and Japan, the booklet will supply necessary details for college kids, scientists, regulators, practitioners, and different healthcare pros from academia, and regulatory bodies.

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An important step in the development of European Medicines policy for older people was the publication of the report on adequacy of guidance [24]. This report analyzed the data submitted for 10 new drugs and compared the data submitted to standards recommended by the International Commission on Harmonization [25]. It concluded that in general, dossiers were compliant with the guidance, however there was scope for improvement. Amongst the suggestions were for professional bodies to define elderly, very-elderly, and frailty, the need for further discussions on increasing the number of older people recruited into studies and to systematically appraise the exposure of older people to a medication.

The cost of medications is a major health issue in Europe. 2 % increase over 2002. , atorvastatin). Free prescriptions accounted for 90 % of prescriptions of which 60 % were older people [20]. In most countries there is a conflict between the desire to reduce costs of medications (whether paid for by the state, insurers or the public directly) and the desire to promote the pharmaceutical industry as a source of employment and tax revenue. In most European countries co-payment for prescriptions is required, often varied according to the cost of the drug or to the wealth of the patient (see Table 1).

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