In this video, David Wild looks at the question - are there any new drugs left? Expenditure on drug discovery has increased sharply, but the number of new drugs remains stagnant. Why are we not finding new drugs? Why do drugs fail?

Learning Goals
  • Understand the productivity crisis currently in pharmaceutical research
  • Know the 3 key FDA milestones
  • Know the 2 main reasons that drugs fail in clinical trails
  • Be able to list 5 possible reasons for the productivity crisis

Learning Tasks

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