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    Describe the process of drug development. How does this process make medications expensive?

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    1) A drug is discovered either accidentally or through research by a drug company.
    2) The drug company tests the drug in the lab with animals.
    3) The drug company submits a Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
    4) The CDER has chemists, scientists etc check out the application and ...

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    This posting explores how the process of drug development reflects pricing issues. A reference is also provided to further validate the findings.