Medical discoveries throughout the centuries have served to develop the whole area of patient care to new levels. Without important discoveries like Penicillin and Morphine, patient care might be a lot different.
We owe so much to the scientists of the past for paving the way for the use of these medicines in mainstream care. Drug discoveries continue to come about but of course today’s road to market is a very long one with many obstructions and requirements to meet in between.
This info-graphic from Study Medicine charts the history of some of the main drug discoveries and details that completed the main research. It is interspersed with some expert comment on the affect that particular drug has had on the world of patient care and also charts some interesting facts about the worldwide drug industry.