A drug’s journey: how drugs get from the lab to the market

It can take up to a decade from a drug to make it from first being discovered in the lab to ending up on the shelf of a pharmacy.

This video explains the four phases of clinical testing pharmaceuticals go through to ensure they treat the conditions they’re intended to with a minimal amount of risk for patients.


Script by Sasha Petrova and Wes Mountain.
Based on articles by Kaehtrine J Lee, Elaine Mary Pascoe, Laurent Billot and Sabine Braat.
Edited and animated by Wes Mountain.

Additional audio:
“C major scale xylophone or marimba” – Elizeo Rael
“Rick Ross Huh” – Type Beats
“(3D binaural sound) Asmr pop rocks/mouth sounds” – Deep Ocean Sounds,
“Also Spake Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)” – Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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