Improving the drug development process by reducing the impact of adverse events: The case of cataracts considered

Andrew F. Smith, Alexander Klotz, I. Michael Wormstone

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Cataract was used as a model for the prevalence and economic impact of adverse events during the drug development process. Meta-analysis revealed a reported prevalence of cataract at 12.0% (1.0–43.3%), 3.8% (2.4–12.5%), 1.0% (0.0–8.1%), 1.7% (0.0–34.8%) and 3.8% (2.3–5.7%) of compounds in preclinical, Phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials, respectively. Utilising a human-based in vitro screening assay to predict cataractogenic potential in human could allow better selection of novel compounds at early-stage drug development. This could significantly reduce costs and ultimately increase the probability of a drug obtaining FDA approval for a clinical application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-516
Number of pages7
JournalDrug Discovery Today
Issue number3
Early online date8 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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