The pharmaceutical industry is
a research-intensive industry. It has a continuous commitment
to the discovery, development and marketing of new medicines.
Overtime, the development of a new drug is becoming more complex,
time consuming and costly.
For any new drug, the regulatory
approval requires submission of scientific documents from
pharmaceutical firms to substantiate the clinical safety and
efficacy of the drug. For details of the requirements for
regulatory approvals in different parts of the world, visit
the following sites.