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Hi! my name is Carlos... I'm part of UF's First Innovation Academy. I'm a chemistry major with aspirations of becoming a United States Pharmacist. As a youth I was raised in Nassau up to age eight, after which I moved to Fort Lauderdale and spent the rest of my life there. My interests at the moment include but are not limited to preparing myself for occupational success and my personal fitness.

Catalog ranges

Call number ranges:

LCCN 89-456/-KF26 .L27 2005q - FDA's drug approval process after a sponsor demonstrates that their benefits outweigh their risks for a specific population and use

R856.6 .H45 1993-RA399.A3 P82 2011 Regulating medical devices

S. hrg. ; 109-850: future of drug safety


Subject heading:

Drug discovery

Drug approval

Clinical trails

Google workshop

I was really pleased with the google workshop. One of the most important things I got out of it was how to use boolean search terms to refine my google searches. I learned about Boolean search in a previous class lecture, but the google workshop really gave me a better understanding of how to use it. The multiple search examples really were useful. 

Another important takeaway was how to use the advanced search feature. I had an understanding of how to use it beforehand. The presentation reminded me that this feature is there and it's a great way to filter search results. 
The third takeaway from this lecture was an overall better understanding of how to use good to filter my results and the different tools google has. Google video was a resource I knew about but I always assumed it never really functioned properly. This presentation showed me how to the features of google that I usually neglected because my inability to properly use it make me assume it was not functional. Overall this was a really great workshop. I left with a much better understanding of how to filter my google search results and I feel a lot more confident in my ability to use it for my academic research projects. 


book-Guarino, R. A. (1993). New drug approval process. New York: M. Dekker.


journal-Worsnop, R. L. (1997, June 6). Reforming the FDA. CQ Researcher, 7, 481-504. Retrieved from


-FDA(2013, Jan 03). How Drugs Are Developed And Approved. April 13, 2013, retrieved from



--Reforming the FDA is an online article available via CQresearcher that gives a critique on the FDA's drug approval process. The author of this article Richard L. Worsnop proposes the question "Does the agency act too slowly?" This is caused by recent problems in public management of drug that are regulated by the FDA. The reason that this author felt it was important to discuss this issue is because he researched that 25 percent of consumer income is used towards products that are regulated by the FDA. This article is very relevant to research on the FDA drug approval process because it gives an opposing viewpoint on the process from someone who can be considered to be creditable. Richards has written many other scholarly works and has a high public reputation.

--FDA's "How drug are developed and approved" is most likely the best article to read for learning about the Drug process in the United States since it comes directly from the organization that is responsible for Drug approval and regulation. The only downfall to this online writing is that since it is written by the FDA themselves you will only hear their side of the story. Anything that others may view unfair about this process and opposing points of views will not be likely to be seen. The main purpose of this article was to describe the drug approval process Briefly and give and overview of how it all works. This is a very complicated process with a lot of rules and regulations so its not really useful for gaining an intimate understanding of the drug approval process, but it is useful for those with little knowledge about drug regulation who want to gain insight without being too overwhelmed.

--In New Drug approval process, Richard A. Guarino extensively details that process in the development of new drug. This book is really helpful for gaining an understanding of the drug approval process in the United States since it goes into so many details about the requirements, the actual process of drug development, and factors affecting drug development. Besides pharmaceutical drug development Richard details the approval of biological (any substance, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources and used to treat or prevent disease) and medical devices. Richard’s himself is a very creditable author; this book has received reviews from many important organizations such as The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Basis is not something that needs to be worried about too much in this novel since it’s just a book that details the requirements for drug approval in the United States.

Research topic

The Drug approval process in the United states.

Sources via CQresearcher

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