Development of a new drug molecule is costly and requires a long time. Many attempts
have been made to improve the safety of the effective level of "old" drugs, utilizing various ways like
individualizing drug therapy, curative drug control, and dose titration. But, recently, important efforts
have been made to discover the novel drug releasing systems, which can be supplied to a target system
in the human body, while controlling the level and time of delivery. Polymers, whether synthetic
or natural, have great importance in pharmaceutical applications, especially in the field of drug delivery.
The use of polymers in pharmaceutical applications ranges from their use as binders in tablets
to viscosity and flow controlling factors in liquids, and they can be used in suspensions and emulsions;
also, in some cases, they can be used as film coatings. Moreover, they may be used as membranes
implanted within the living body. Current work highlights the importance of drug delivery
systems and the role of polymers in them.