New Drug Development

  • J. Rick Turner


The word drug has various connotations in everyday language. In this book, it refers specifically to traditional pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals (biologicals) that safely and effectively treat or prevent biological states of clinical concern. The text discusses the development of new ethical drugs, drugs that must be prescribed by a physician. In the case of small molecule drugs, attention focuses on the development of a drug containing a novel chemical compound, i.e., a new chemical entity (NCE) or new molecular entity (NME), as its active ingredient. In the case of biologicals, attention focuses on proteins that are produced via the large-scale cultivation of microbial or mammalian cells.


Investigational Drug Small Molecule Drug Marketing Approval Clinical Development Program Operational Execution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiac Safety Services QuintilesDurhamUSA

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