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The FDA Drug Approval Process

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Drug development


Animal testing


IND application


Phase 1 testing


Phase 2 testing


Phase 3 testing


Review meeting


NDA application


Application reviewed


Drug labeling


Facility inspection


Drug approval


Accelerated approval


Fast track program


Post-marketing review


Chris Regal

Chris Regal

Christopher Regal is a former Web Producer for a variety of conditions on HealthCentral.com, including osteoarthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Migraine, and prostate health. He edited, wrote, and managed writers for the website. He joined HealthCentral in November 2009 after time spent working for a political news organization. Chris is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and is a native of Albany, New York.