16.1 Why do we need to classify drugs in different ways ?
We need to classify the drugs in different ways because of-
This classification provides doctors with the whole range of drugs available for the treatment of a certain type of problem
The action of drugs on a particular biochemical process
This classification provides a range of drugs sharing common structural features
Drugs have some common structural features may have the same mechanism of action on the targets. Hence it is the most useful classification for medicinal chemists