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Drug development process: combating pain
Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification of a suitable candidate drug molecule to the development of a commercial drug product available in the clinic for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- appreciate the intrinsic difficulties associated with developing a drug molecule from conception into a medicine suitable for clinical use
- appreciate how molecular modelling can be used in the drug discovery process
- understand the historical background to pain control
- understand that opioids, steroids and NSAIDs all work at the molecular level
- appreciate that anti-inflammation drug discovery requires a detailed understanding of the biochemical processes that constitute the inflammatory response.
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