Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical chemistry is the study and development of new drugs. It involves cures and remedies for diseases, analytical techniques, pharmacology, metabolism, quality assurance, and drug chemistry. Medicinal chemistry blends synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacology. It focuses on the bio-active molecules and pharmaceutical agents. Medicinal chemistry involves analysing existing drugs and potential new drugs. Medicinal chemistry can be considered a narrower field than pharmaceutical chemistry because its focal point is the chemistry of drugs, from new medicines to illicit substances. Pharmaceutical chemistry, on the other hand, studies drugs and drug discovery, and it covers the process of taking drugs to market.