The Method of Research Subject Chosen and Clinical Orientation in the Secondary Development of Famous and Excellent Chinese Patent MedicinesShang Hongcai*
Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shang Hongcai
Tianjin University of traditional Chinese medicine
Tianjin, China, 300193
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 07, 2012; Accepted date: December 07, 2012; Published date: December 10, 2012
Citation: Hongcai S (2013) The Method of Research Subject Chosen and Clinical Orientation in the Secondary Development of Famous and Excellent Chinese Patent Medicines. Altern Integr Med 1:e102. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000e102
Copyright: © 2013 Hongcai S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Secondary development of famous and excellent Chinese patent medicines is one of the principal pathways for significant new drug creation. A well-chosen topic for in-depth study and a more precise definition of the drug’s medicinal uses and indications play a decisive role to successful drug redevelopment. The author puts forward a four-step method of “grasping the baseline information of target diseases and related Chinese patent medicines, choosing an initial research topic and orientating the medicine in question to a specific clinical use, analyzing the scientificity and risk of the study and making a strategic decision for the research”, followed by explanations and illustrations in a specific case study.