Drug Approval Process
The process for developing and releasing a new drug is long and expensive taking 12-20 years and costing on average 800 million dollars.
The process begins with thousand potential drugs and experiments. That gets narrowed down to just 250 or so that begin Pre-Clinical Research narrowing the potential drugs further to just a few that begin Clinical Trials. In Pre-Clinical research drugs are tested on animals to help determine safety.
Clinical trials are conducted in 3 phases.
About 60% of drugs that pass Phase III go on to get FDA approval. This part of the process can take a year or two. After approval and release to the public they are continually tested throughout the lives of the drugs.
Lupus Drugs currently in this process:
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