The Science, Medicine and Business of Drugs & Vaccines
BIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 5079
The course will provide an overview of the history of research and development in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, with emphasis upon understanding a blend of the scientific, public health, regulatory and business decisions that have shaped the pharmaceutical industry over the past eight decades. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding how past and ongoing trends have raised questions about the sustainability of the enterprise. Although no prerequisites are formally required, the course will blend basic understanding of scientific and medical terminology with an understanding of the commercial and policy decision-making processes that govern the pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises.
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