Discovering new drugs relies on an incredibly inefficient process

Less than one in 10 molecules discovered in the lab make it all the way to the market as a drug. — AFP

Most of us tend to take modern medicines for granted. We have faith that there is a drug or procedure out there that will be able to treat and/or cure whatever ailment we have.

And while there is certainly a large number of approved medicines out there in the market, there are still many diseases that don’t have a cure or treatment.

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