Drug development approval process. PowerPoint presentation and CME credit available

Southern Collaboration in Research to Impact Prescription of Therapeutics (SCRIPTS) is a project aimed to”help prescribers enhance their ability to evaluate drug related information to improve their prescribing practices and describe proper prescribing practices to improve quality of patient care”. It is sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This is the first module concerning “Drug Development Approval Process in the US”

The best part of this, is that can go to the SCRIPTS site, register and after completing the activities you can claim for your (pharma free) CME credit.

The presentation explains the life cycle of drug approval:

  • Preclinical
  • Clinical trials
    • Phase I
    • Phase II
    • Phase III
  • Post approval regulation
    • Phase IV


You can also download a related document written by Dr. Honorio Silva for the Good Clinical Practices in Clinical Research course, at MIT:

Phases of Drug Development

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