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Molecules 2017, 22(3), 368; doi:10.3390/molecules22030368

The Pharmaceutical Industry in 2016. An Analysis of FDA Drug Approvals from a Perspective of the Molecule Type

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School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4001 Durban, South Africa
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School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4001 Durban, South Africa
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CIBER-BBN, Networking Centre on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 25 February 2017 / Published: 27 February 2017
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Abstract

This is an analysis from a chemical point of view of the 22 drugs accepted by the FDA during 2016. The different drugs from the 2016 “harvest” have been classified according to their chemical structure: antibodies; TIDES (oligonucleotides and peptides); amino acids and natural products; drug combination; and small molecules. View Full-Text
Keywords: drug discovery; API; peptide; biologics; small molecules; chemical entities drug discovery; API; peptide; biologics; small molecules; chemical entities
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Torre, B.G.; Albericio, F. The Pharmaceutical Industry in 2016. An Analysis of FDA Drug Approvals from a Perspective of the Molecule Type. Molecules 2017, 22, 368.

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