Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library,
Journal Review Editor.
This book presents as good an explanation of the process of drug discovery
and development, written for a general audience, as probably exists anywhere
in English. Written by a journalist and driven by a story-telling style, the
narrative explores the often serendipitous and lengthy process by which prescription
drugs wend their way from laboratory bench to pharmacy shelf. The book’s
heroes are the obscure bench scientists who persist in their work for years
and fight for their discoveries, sometimes against heavy odds.
Findlay S. Drug Development. JAMA. 2004;292(21):2661-2666. doi:10.1001/jama.292.21.2662