Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 1998 (Revised October 1998)

Note on New Drug Development in the United States

by Stefan H. Thomke and Ashok Nimgade


An overview of the new drug development process in the United States, using the migraine drug Imitrex as an illustrative example.

Keywords: Product Development; Research and Development; Health; Pharmaceutical Industry; United States;


Thomke, Stefan H., and Ashok Nimgade. "Note on New Drug Development in the United States." Harvard Business School Background Note 698-028, February 1998. (Revised October 1998.)