Chapter 1

Drug Discovery and Development

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand what is medicinal chemistry

  • List of several stages of drug development

  • Cost and duration of a drug to be brought from the bench to the market

  • Identification of a key drug target

  • Identification of lead chemical and how it can be developed as a drug

  • Ethical issues in testing drugs on human beings

  • Understand related terminologies like IND, NCE, NDA, and MAA

  • Stages of different clinical studies

  • Explain the different methods of drug discovery research

  • Identification of drug-like compounds from nature

  • Understand the importance of history behind drug discovery and how it can be further explored

  • Explain the process of metabolism of drug in the biological system and its importance ...

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