From idea to market: the drug approval process.

  title={From idea to market: the drug approval process.},
  author={Martin Stephen Lipsky and Lisa K. Sharp},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={14 5},
BACKGROUND Each year many new prescription drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The process of developing and bringing new drugs to market is important for primary care physicians to understand. METHODS We describe the drug development process based on a review of the literature and Web sites addressing FDA processes and policies… CONTINUE READING