31 July 2018
Recommendations to come out of a workshop attended by representatives of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Federal Drug Administration, big pharma, and academia hold a dire warning: unless we invest more funding in human- rather than animal-based medical research to better predict which new drugs will treat human disease, the development of new drugs could dry up completely in the next 50 years. The paper, Recommendations toward a human pathway-based approach to disease research, published in the journal Drug Discovery Today summarizes the results of a two-day workshop that took place at the National Institutes of Health in June 2017.
The BioMed21 workshop, co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, The Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society International, presented a comprehensive overview of existing efforts to prioritize human-based biology for health research and proposed key recommendations to revitalize the drug discovery process. [Read more…]