How New

Medicines Are Made

New medicines are tested in clinical trials—a process with many careful steps designed to determine if they are safe and will work when appropriately prescribed.

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The People Behind Your Medicine

To make new prescription medicines, it takes a lot of organizations and many types of people (some of them may be a lot like you).

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The Long Journey of a New Medicine

This graphic shows how it can take many years and thousands of people to turn a possible solution for a health problem into a new medicine for you and your family.

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