As the cost of generating new therapies has risen due in part to clinical failures, an understanding of past efforts and future directions may help spur changes within the pharmaceutical industry. This course addressed:
Historical and current approaches to drug discovery and development within the pharmaceutical industry.
An understanding of historical success and failure trends and how this informs potential future directions.
Realities and misperceptions about the pharmaceutical industry.
A case study to highlight the balance between for-profit needs and scientific understanding.
Insights from Industry, A historical perspective from an insider