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New Drug Application (NDA) Audio


A drug sponsor's request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to sell and market a new drug in the United States. A new drug application (NDA) includes enough information for the FDA to determine whether the new drug is safe and effective; whether the drug’s benefits outweigh its risks; whether the proposed drug label (package insert) is appropriate; and whether the drug manufacturing standards are adequate. Information included in a NDA is based on laboratory and animal preclinical studies and testing in humans (Phase 1-4 clinical trials).

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The phases of a clinical trial

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