Conclusion Of Medicinal Chemistry

The interest in the pharmaceutical industry to develop long-acting -adrenoceptor agonists with improved duration of action over salmeterol and formoterol is intense. The coming years will be pivotal as data for the most promising compounds will become available from clinical studies. There remains a continuing need for quality inhaled medicines for the treatment of asthma and COPD and it is a challenge to the industry to supply improved agents. 1 B. Waldeck, Eur. J. Pharmacol, 2002, 445, 1. 2...