Since 2010, we have been working on creating a new class of posters that build upon the design philosophy and success of our Top200 drug posters but that aim to capture a larger number of pharmaceuticals and to present thematically according to their medical use. Our ambitious goal was to draw the structures of “ALL” the small molecule drugs approved by the US FDA since the beginning and to present these pharmaceuticals in new educational poster formats. Each poster would contain the structures of all the small molecules approved to treat conditions in that particular disease category. We decided that for the first generation of these new posters we would arrange the structures in each disease category in a chronological order based on when they were first approved. Prototypes of three of these posters were first presented at the 33rd National ACS Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Tucson, Arizona May 19-23rd 2012.   This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 1266365 and now 1565500

Please cite J. Chem. Ed. 2013, 90, 1403 when referencing the disease focused posters

Now also available (June 2013) the first Fluorinated Pharmaceutical poster and a Sulfur Containing Pharmaceutical poster.  More coming soon :-).

Please cite J. Med. Chem. 2014, 57, 2832 when referencing the structure posters or our Sulfur vs. Fluorine analysis


The Njardarson Group Amazing Poster Team:

Design, Layout, Sourcing and Management: Elizabeth Ilardi, Edon Vitaku and Daniel J. Mack

Drawing and Formatting: Monica Fallon, Eric Gerlach, Angela N. Yazzie, Miyant’e Y. Newton and Jack-Madiehl Suaz


If you are aware of structures that are missing from our posters or you find mistakes please contact us (njardars@email.arizona.edu), and we will make sure to promptly fix it and upload a new version of that poster.  Also, please contact us directly if you need higher resolution PDF files than those presented on this website.