Drug Regulation DVDs Available

March 22, 2011

HPM and Virginia Tech are pleased to announce the availability of the first two DVDs of the VERSUS series that is being sponsored by the University. They provide an overview of the processes a prescription drug must follow to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pervasive regulatory requirements that apply after FDA’s approval. These DVDs feature attorneys with decades of experience in dealing with FDA regarding these important topics. The subjects that are discussed include:

1) An Overview of FDA’s Regulation of Rx Drugs

From Research to Your Medicine Cabinet – Are Your Prescription Drugs

Safe and Effective?

Featuring commentary from Roger C. Thies

2) An Overview of Generic Drug Regulation in the United States

The Continuing Struggle to Reduce the Cost of Rx Drugs and Stimulate

the Development of New Therapies*

*contains additional discussion on the Biosimilars Act, as well as the

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Featuring commentary from Robert A. Dormer

These DVDs are suitable for a variety of educational and work related



These DVDs can be ordered and purchased directly from Virginia Tech’s

Center for Applied Health Sciences. An order form can be obtained by contacting Angela Correa at 540-231-2075 – or by an e-mail to versus@vt.edu – or by a facsimile to (540) 231-9293 – or by mail, using the address below.

Virginia Tech Center for Applied Health Sciences

Attention: Angela Correa

123 Duckpond Drive, mailcode 0418, Blacksburg, VA 24061