June 3, 2019
By Sydney Slotkin DuPriest
OXFORD, Miss. – S. Narasimha Murthy, professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, delivered a lecture at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 20.
His talk was titled “Topical Products for Dermal and Transdermal Delivery of Pain Medications” and focused on challenges in formulating topical pain creams. NASEM invited Murthy and other stakeholders to provide expert opinions on topical pain creams as part of its study on the safety and effectiveness of ingredients used in compounded topical pain creams.
Leigh Miles Jackson, director of the committee conducting the study, said NASEM will review the information gathered at the meeting, which was also webcast, to formulate research conclusions and recommendations for their forthcoming project. The panel included members of the Food and Drug Administration, healthcare providers, patients and representatives from medical foundations.
“The committee greatly enjoyed Dr. Murthy’s presentation and is grateful for his support of its work,” Jackson said.
Murthy has conducted research in the field of topical drug delivery for over two decades. He has published over one hundred research papers and authored two books on the subject.