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Pharmacology: Overview

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Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their effects. The NICHD and other institutes of the NIH help conduct the research that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses to determine whether a medication will be approved for everyone to use. The NICHD conducts and supports research on various medications that affect children and women, primarily to help ensure their safety and usefulness for preventing, treating, and managing various diseases and disorders.

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  • Pharmacology
Last Updated Date: 04/03/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 01/21/2014