Our Mission

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $45.8 billion in 2009 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $65.3 billion in 2009.

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  • PhRMA
    PhRMA answered:
    In 1992, Congress passed a law to increase the FDA’s resources and expedite the drug review process. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) imposes fees on pharmaceutical companies for every new drug application they submit. Since PDUFA was enacted, FDA has assessed pharmaceutical companies nearly...Read More
  • PhRMA
    PhRMA answered:
    Drug safety monitoring is an ongoing process that begins long before a product enters the marketplace and continues long after it has been made available to patients.

    In pre-clinical trials, laboratory experiments determine if a compound is a potential medicine. These are followed by clinical...Read More
  • PhRMA
    PhRMA answered:
    To reach the pharmacy shelf, a medicine must first undergo years of scientific tests to determine whether or not it is safe and effective in treating a particular disorder. These tests are part of an extensive, complex drug development and review process that involves teams of scientists, physicians,...Read More
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