PowerPoint visualization created for plantiff’s in a pharmaceutical trial to help explain the concept of a dose-response curve to a jury.
Yellow indicates a medical condition.
Gray indicates being cured of condition following medication
Red indicates a dangerous side effect of the medication.
The optimal dose maximizes successful treatment while minimizing side effects.
The first example illustrates a typical dose-response curve. The second example illustrates a “flat” dose-response curve: the efficacy of medication does not increase with higher doses, but the side effects of the medication do increase with higher doses.