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Drug Development Process

Drug Development Process is a precarious pharmaceutical business with risks outweighing benefits. Though risky, many major pharmaceutical companies are involved in drug development process, as it is essential for the survival of pharmaceutical companies and for the betterment of people with newer therapy for treating diseases that afflict millions of people worldwide. The full drug development process is a lengthy and complicated one taking ten to twelve years. The cost of developing a new drug is over €800 million, about 60% of which is spent on necessary rigorous clinical trials.

Andrea Charles

In this Pharma IQ interview David Elder, Director of Product Development, GlaxoSmithKline and Brendan Griffin Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Course Director University College Cork, discuss how they are tackling major challenges in drug...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
Sun, 12/04/2011
The Process of Drug Development: Time to Market

The term Drug Development covers a wide range of activities, from clinical trials to the creation of new compounds, all of which help drive a particular product to market. In its entirety, the process can take more than a decade, and cost...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
Tue, 11/09/2010
T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy

Multiparticulates or multiple unit dosage forms are the discrete, small, repetitive units of drug particles which may or may not possess similar drug release pattern.  They can be tailored for pulsatile, controlled and or delayed, targeted drug...

Contributor: T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy
Sun, 10/03/2010