Open Yale CoursesCHEM 125: Freshman Organic ChemistryLecture 30 - Esomeprazole as an Example of Drug Testing and Usage<< previous session| next session >>Overview:The chemical mode of action of omeprazole is expected to be insensitive to its stereochemistry, makingclinical trials of the proposed virtues of a chiral switch crucial. Design of the clinical trials is discussed in thecontext of marketing. Otolaryngologist Dr. Dianne Duffey provides a clinician's perspective on the testingand marketing of pharmaceuticals, on the FDA approval process, on clinical trial system, on off-label uses,and on individual and institutional responsibility for evaluating pharmaceuticals.Problem sets/Reading assignment:Reading assignments, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources for this lecture can beaccessed from Professor McBride's on-campus course website, which was developed for his Fall 2008
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