For those women looking for menopause-related clinical trials or market research, the U.S. National Institutes of Health through its National Library of Medicine offers a broad list of clinical studies, plus comprehensive information and a glossary of terms for those who may want to learn more.
It takes 10-15 years on average for an experimental drug to travel from the research laboratory to U.S. patients. Only 5 in 5,000 compounds that enter preclinical testing make it to human testing. Only one of these five tested in people is approved. To read more about the drug discovery, development, and approval process, click here.