JAN 14, 2022 9:00 AM PST

Repurposing Drugs 101

WRITTEN BY: Annie Lennon

Drug development is expensive. Taking into account costs of failed trials, the average drug costs $985 million to research, develop and reach US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. With these high costs, repurposing ‘old’ drugs for common and rare diseases is a great way to cut costs and shorten drug development timelines.

About the Author
  • Annie Lennon is a writer whose work also appears in Medical News Today, Psych Central, Psychology Today, and other outlets. When she's not writing, she is COO of Xeurix, an HR startup that assesses jobfit from gamified workplace simulations.
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