Every drug we develop undergoes a series of tests for safety and efficacy. It proceeds through registration with regulatory authorities and monitoring of its use.
To meet these requirements, scientists and physicians design and execute carefully regulated clinical trials that involve hundreds-sometimes thousands-of patients. These trials can take several years to complete. We collect, analyze, and summarize the data in the preparation of documents needed to gain regulatory approval for use around the world.
This process involves substantial financial resources as well as broad expertise, not only in science and medicine, but also in business and drug regulation.