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How are treatments developed?

It takes time to go from a scientific idea to a new treatment. And there are lots of different steps to take.

Each step is very important to make sure new drugs are safe and effective for people with MS.

Watch our video From lab to pharmacy shelf to find out more about the different stages.

From lab to pharmacy shelf

Before a new treatment becomes available on the NHS, there’s a strict approval process involved. We created this video to explain the process and clarify what steps are needed for a new treatment to move from the lab to your local pharmacy shelf.

This video is part of our Treat Me Right campaign. We're campaigning for the right treatment at the right time for people with MS.

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The development process