Tagged: Pharmacology

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The True Story of Drug Detective Frances Kelsey

What is the role of regulatory agencies in drug development? It may seem like a big obstacle in the path to discovering and delivering novel medicines to patients, delaying treatment and prolonging discomfort. But how do we know that the...

The Process and Costs of Drug Development

The monetary investment for drug discovery averages $2 billion per approved drug. Furthermore, the process of taking a synthesized compound to market as a drug can take years, even decades. With such high risk and no promise of reward, companies...

What’s the Big Deal About Gene Therapy?

The past few months have been revolutionary in the history – and perhaps more so the future – of medicine. In August 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first gene therapy approval to Kymriah for treatment...