Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 18,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

Chairman of Committee
Ken-ichi Hosoya
Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

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27,309 registered articles
(updated on February 18, 2019)
Online ISSN : 1347-5223
Print ISSN : 0009-2363
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Volume 67 (2019) Issue 2 Pages 130-134
Salicylic Acid as a Photosensitizer for Thymidine Dimerization Induced by UV Read more
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 When a neutral solution of a nucleoside mixture was irradiated with UV light having wavelength longer than 300 nm, addition of salicylic acid to the solution greatly accelerated the reaction of thymidine. The UV light irradiation of thymidine solution in the presence of salicylic acid generated isomers of cyclobutane thymidine dimers almost exclusively. UV irradiation with the longer wavelength of 350 nm induced almost no reaction. The results indicate that salicylic acid is a photosensitizer for thymidine dimerization excited by UV light of wavelength 300 to 350 nm.

Volume 67 (2019) Issue 2 Pages 112-119
Preparation of Cocoa Powder-Containing Orally Disintegrating Tablets of Rebamipide (Rebamipide Chocolet) and Evaluation of Their Clinical Palatability Read more
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 “Chocolet” is an orally disintegrating tablet formulated with cocoa powder to mask the bitterness of drugs. The name “Chocolet” indicates that the formulation combines the good taste of chocolate with the ease of taking of an orally disintegrating tablet. Rebamipide chocolet has been prepared with excellent palatability properties, which could not be achieved using a sweetener alone, by using the combination of a sweetener and cocoa powder as an agent for masking bitterness. “Chocolet” can be used to provide patient-friendly tablets, thus helping to improve medication adherence.

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