Pain Management

The FDA Drug Approval Process


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, 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.