Pharmaceutical Toxicology: Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Medications

Author(s): Nikhil Aurora

Pharmaceutical toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of drugs on living organisms. While medications are intended to treat, cure, or prevent diseases, they can also cause harm if not used properly. The goal of pharmaceutical toxicology is to understand the risks and benefits of medications and to develop strategies to minimize their harmful effects. This article will explore the key concepts of pharmaceutical toxicology, including drug toxicity, dose-response relationships, drug interactions, and toxicity testing. We will also discuss some of the challenges associated with pharmaceutical toxicology, such as drug development, drug safety regulations, and ethical considerations.