The Importance of Pharmaceutical Toxicology in Drug Development

Author(s): Maanvi Gupta

Abstract Pharmaceutical toxicology plays a critical role in drug development by assessing the safety of new drugs before they can be approved for use in humans. The goal of pharmaceutical toxicology is to identify any potential adverse effects of a drug, determine their severity, and establish the safe dosage range for human use. This article will explore the importance of pharmaceutical toxicology in drug development and the various methods used in toxicology testing. Pharmaceutical toxicology is essential in drug development because it ensures that drugs are safe for human use. Many drugs have the potential to cause adverse effects, ranging from mild to life-threatening. These effects may not be apparent during early stages of drug development or in animal studies, but can be observed in humans. Therefore, it is important to conduct comprehensive safety studies on new drugs to ensure their safety and effectiveness.