The power laws are ubiquitous but we have to find them . Recently, power laws are extensively studied almost in every field
-Science, Engineering, Economics Finance and Management. For the past three years, we have been working on applications
of Power Laws to Pharmaceutical phenomena. We found power laws operating in pharmaceutical literature (Pharmacists?oaths
of USA and India), in most of the editorials of reputed Indian English news papers (Times of India, Hindu, Deccan Chronicle,
Economic Times etc.,); Pharmaceutics (frequency and ranks of oil globules in emulsions, Powder Technology (Sieve analysis),
Epidemiology (prevalence of H1N1 in USA and global (2010); Pharmaco-Epidemiology-ADEs with regard to certain selected
drugs. Existing estimations of drug dosing are based on body weight-kg/mg. As the drug clearance rate is dependent upon
metabolic rate, there is a pressing need to bring in metabolic rate into equation while titrating doses of drugs. We have compared
and contrasted three methods of dosing of drugs: Dosing by body weight (kg/mg)?Linear dosage Scale, Dosing by ? Power Law
(Kleiber?s Law), and Dosing by 2/3 Power Law (Rubner?s Law). From the data available in public domain, ADEs were extracted
for Tami flu, Avandia, Celebrex, Bextra, Paxil, and Relenza. Using least-square method, hypothetical ADEs were estimated in
each case, when Kleiber?s Law / Rubner?s Law were inserted into the equations of dosings.
Having served nearly two decades as Drug Regulator in India (Drugs Inspector and Asst. Drugs Controller, Orissa State, India, 1968-1987, he left
for USA for higher studies. Obtained M.S (Pharmacy Administration) University of Minnesota (1987-1989); M.A (Politics) and PhD) in Behavioral
and Administrative Pharmacy from West Virginia University, Morgantown (USA, 1990-1994). Taught at Howard University (1994-2001), Florida AM
University, Tallahassee (2001-02), and Hawaii College of Pharmacy, Kapolei (2005-- Professor and Research Director). As a Professor, Principal
and Dean worked at two Pharmacy Colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Currently, serving as Research Director and Academic Advisor for TP Colleges of
Pharmacy, Warangal, India. Presented and published in the areas of Meta-Analysis and Outcomes Research. Recipient of WHO Fellowship (1984);
The Barbara Alvis International Award?WVU Award (1994); Upjohn Award (excellence in Research, WVU) 1992; The outstanding Paper Award,
AAAS-Second place (1992); Howard University Faculty Merit Award (1999); Howard University Distinguished Faculty Author (2000). He believes
that ever since he embraced ?Chaos Theory and Complexity Science?, his professional life really became ?chaotic?.
PS: B.Pharm (1963-67), M.Pharm?Pharmaceutical Technology (1978-80) and both the degrees from Andhra University, Waltair, India.
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