For those of you wanting something a little more in-depth, here's this free 24 minute video, produced by peRX (prescribing evidence-based therapies), "Why and how are drugs approved?" Here's what the video presents . . .
- Overview of drug research and development in the United States, and
- The FDA drug approval process
A side note about peRX and this video. The peRX site states, "On May 13, 2004, Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer, Inc., entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance/Discontinuance with the Attorneys General of 50 States and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that Warner-Lambert conducted an unlawful marketing campaign for the drug Neurontin® that violated state consumer protection laws. Among other things, the settlement provides for a $21 million Consumer and Prescriber Education grant program." The peRX Project is an educational program funded by the Consumer & Prescriber Education grant program.