The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context

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The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context

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The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context
The course The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Understand how the FDA regulates pharmaceuticals and explore debates on prescription drug costs, marketing, and testing.
Course description
Prescription drugs are among the most common health care interventions and have turned some once-fatal diseases into manageable conditions — but they have also been a growing source of controversy. Patients in the US struggle with increasing costs and express concerns about why many conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, remain without adequate therapeutic options.At the center of these debates lies the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency responsible for monitoring the prescription drug marketplace and enforcing basic rules and laws that affect how prescription drugs are discovered, developed, and sold.This course investigates the major issues affecting the regulatory approval and evidence-based use of prescription drugs. You will learn the rules and regulations governing the pricing, marketing, and safety monitoring of approved prescription drugs and the importance of the FDA in regulating key aspects of the pharmaceutical market.Continuing Medical Education (CME)Medical professionals who enroll in the verified track and successfully complete Module 2: Drug Development and Approval can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (2 credits).

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The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context

Course Topic

Health and Safety, Law, Medicine

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

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Certificate

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The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context

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School: Harvard University
Topic: Health and Safety, Law, Medicine
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