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Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions in the Elderly and Special Issues in Elderly African-American Populations

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-05892-9

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In 1996, the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Minority Health requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conduct a workshop study to examine research opportunities and barriers to research on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug interactions in the elderly with attention to elderly African-American populations. In addition, the workshop was intended to update a 1990 report by the IOM Forum on Drug Development, Drug Development for the Geriatric Population. In response to this request, the IOM formed a Committee on Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions in the Elderly and selected members with expertise in the relevant disciplines including basic science and clinical pharmacology, geriatrics, drug development, and drug use policy. The committee met twice during the course of the 10-month study and held a scientific workshop at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy in April 1997. This report highlights the workshop presentations and summarizes the committee's conclusions regarding future research directions.

Support for this project was provided by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139.

The views presented are those of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions in the Elderly and are not necessarily those of the funding organization.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 1997, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK45418PMID: 20845558DOI: 10.17226/5854

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