Indigenous knowledge is a very important component of pharmaceutical research and development for a number of reasons. Primarily, pharmaceutical researchers seek to isolate the active compounds within plants and other natural resources used by indigenous peoples medicinally. By identifying compounds embedded in the large body of cultural knowledge, practices, and beliefs of an indigenous group which have proven effective, at least anecdotally, for centuries, drug researchers can greatly shorten the long and winding road toward the development of an efficacious and lucrative pharmaceutical compound Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual
Drug safety analysis also called as pharmacovigilance is the process of safety analysis of a drug in case of any drug related problem. The steps in pharmacovigilance are collection, detection, monitoring and assessment of adverse effects of drugs. Pharmacovigilance ensures drug safety and helps to understands risks and side effects associated with a drug. Clinical trials and studies always restrict the knowledge of adverse drug reactions to a study population. Pharmacovigilance which monitors the adverse drug reactions in an every practice helps to get more reliable and expert data. Apart from Clinical trials done in the early stage of drug discovery, pharmacovigilance is conducted for marketed drugs to rare adverse effects developed in the later stages.
Journal of Clinical Toxicology publishes peer-reviewed scientific research and clinical advances in clinical toxicology. The main of this journal is to highlight the research in the field of pharmaceutical toxicity, drug responses, regulatory toxicology etc.
Last date updated on June, 2014