Drug rediscovery is becoming big business. It is so costly to bring a new drug to market that drug companies are looking at their back catalogues and patent expirations with a new eye.
Extend the life of Medicines
It takes too long and costs too much to bring new drugs to market. So do make efforts to screen existing drugs for new uses!
The screening of existing drugs for new activities is a valuable short-cut between the lab and the clinic.The high cost and protracted time line of new drug discovery are major roadblocks tocreating therapies for new, common and even neglected diseases.