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October 1989

Transdermal Drug Delivery: Development Issues and Research Initiatives

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(10):1449. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670220147035

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This volume of the Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences series seeks to provide an organized and up-to-date source of information for investigators interested in the practical development of transdermal drug delivery systems. The text presents in 12 chapters a systematic overview of the research and development issues critical to the development of transdermal drug delivery systems as well as highlighting several points in which further research is needed. As a reference source and teaching text this volume is an excellent contribution to this field of research.

The first two chapters of Transdermal Drug Delivery deal with fundamental background information relevant to an understanding of the skin as a barrier structure. A weakness of this volume is its approach to the skin as a pure barrier structure. However, this is an understandable fault given the text's emphasis and goals. Considering this limitation, the introductory chapters provide an extremely thorough and well-referenced

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