New Drug-Formulation Method May Lead to Smaller Pills

New Drug-Formulation Method May Lead to Smaller Pills
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About 60 percent of drugs on the market have hydrophobic molecules as their active ingredients. These drugs, which are not soluble in water, can be difficult to formulate into tablets because they need to be broken down into very small crystals in order to be absorbed by the human body.

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