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Medicines and Research

edical research and the development of new drugs is undoubtedly an incredibly important and necessary process. Due to the risk of severe problems if anything should go wrong, all testing protocols and procedures are overseen by regulatory bodies to ensure that all the tests are carried out to the highest possible standards. This means that testing can actually take a long time, but this process is in place to ensure everyone's security. This informative website is designed to act as a guide to what can otherwise be a confusing and opaque process.

The Medical Research Process

Any piece of medical research starts with what is known as a hypothesis, the theory around what the test will show, and expected results. This is then worked up into a plan that can be presented to a body that will decide whether the initial trial can go ahead. This process can take significant time and involve many revisions.

Drug Approval

Once an organization has sketched out a research plan, it then needs to present this to a committee that can either approve or reject it. If the project is approved, this committee will be responsible for overseeing the drug or potential treatment during the testing process. Suppose there are any problems with the testing (known as adverse events). In that case, the people running the trial will have to return to the committee to decide how to handle the issue.