Discovery and Development
Research for a new drug begins in the laboratory.
Drugs undergo laboratory and animal testing to answer basic questions about safety.
Drugs are tested on people to make sure they are safe and effective.
FDA review teams thoroughly examine all of the submitted data related to the drug or device and make a decision to approve or not to approve it.
FDA Post-Market Safety Monitoring
FDA monitors all drug and device safety once products are available for use by the public.