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Discovery & Development Dosage Forms, Drug Delivery, Formulation, Small Molecules

Attack of the Horse Pills

Every now and then, the topics I report on as Editor of The Medicine Maker unexpectedly pop up elsewhere in my life. “I’ll be back for dinner soon. P.s. I have horse pills!” It was a text from my partner.

I presumed he wasn’t speaking literally – it seemed unlikely that he’d somehow acquired a sick horse at work (especially as he is not a large-animal veterinarian). He was on his way home after picking up his prescription and was referring to the size of his tablets. He’s never had an issue with swallowing pills before and it’s the first time I’d heard him balk at a tablet’s size. I inspected the “horse pills” – a commonly prescribed antibiotic for a common infection – and confirmed that they were enormous. But I failed to reassure him about the ease with which he could access their healing powers. “At least they’re coated,” I said, hopefully.

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Stephanie Sutton

Making great scientific magazines isn’t just about delivering knowledge and high quality content; it’s also about packaging these in the right words to ensure that someone is truly inspired by a topic. My passion is ensuring that our authors’ expertise is presented as a seamless and enjoyable reading experience, whether in print, in digital or on social media. I’ve spent seven years writing and editing features for scientific and manufacturing publications, and in making this content engaging and accessible without sacrificing its scientific integrity. There is nothing better than a magazine with great content that feels great to read.

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