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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Legal Considerations in Drug Development (HLT-203)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the legal and ethical considerations involved in drug development; characterize some of the scientific and commercial features inherent in the pharmaceutical industry that may present legal and/or ethical challenges; identify improper pharmaceutical promotion and marketing practices; and describe the mechanisms the FDA has developed by which drugs that treat serious illnesses can be made available to consumers.


This course looks at the landscape of how the drug development process is regulated and at some of the most important regulations.  More than 4.7 million Americans work in the pharmaceutical industry and more than 16 million work in healthcare.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Insurance Law (6/21).