The Drug Development Process



There may be members of this community who do not yet have direct experience of developing a new medicine from concept to pharmacy shelf.  Be assured, there is a lot more to it than "just" the synthesis of the API.  Why not take advantage of a Free ACS Webcast on May 6, 2010 Thurs 2:00-3:00 PM ET
From a Beaker to a Bottle: Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process for Small Molecule Therapeutics
A free webcast from the American Chemical Society as part of their Professional Growth and Development Series. Learn about the drug development process and find out how long it takes, how much it costs, and the odds of getting a new drug approved.

I am sure this should make an excellent introduction, so I urge you to sign up at:
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We could use this page afterwards to discuss matters arising, especially wrt PZQ
Best Regards, Nick