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Dosage Form (DF)

Dosage Form (DF) is defined as the physical form of a dose of a chemical compound used as a drug or medication intended for administration or consumption. Common dosage forms include pill, tablet, or capsule, drink or syrup, aerosol or inhaler, liquid injection, pure powder or solid crystal (e.g., via oral ingestion or freebase smoking), and natural or herbal form such as plant or food of sorts, among many others. The route of administration (ROA) for drug delivery is dependent on the dosage form of the substance.

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It is becoming increasingly important to have a successful application and litigation strategy to protect and maximise the revenue from existing patents. A substantial proportion of pharmaceutical products are crystalline forms which, due to the...

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09/28/2010 08:00:00 PM EDT