Safety Pharmacology

Safety Pharmacology has recently emerged as an important component in the discovery and development pathway of a wide range of pharmaceutical and chemical products. The goal of drug development is advancing novel drugs that provide true health benefits by optimizing efficacy with minimal or no adverse effects. Prior to approving a drug for clinical trials, the FDA and other regulatory agencies require a core battery for safety pharmacology studies in which the effects of a test article on vital functions of the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system are evaluated.