Filippo Drago graduated in Medicine from Catania University Medical School, Italy in 1978. He was certified in Psychiatry in 1982 from the University of Catania and in the same year he achieved the PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, working with Prof. D. de Wied. In addition, he was certified in Neurology in 1986 and Mental Hygiene in 1990. At present, Prof. Drago is Full Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Catania Medical School, Director of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences (Biometec) and Chairman of the Master in Drug Regulatory Disciplines at the same University. Since 2012 he is Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University Policlinic of Catania. He was President of the Unifarm Research Centre for Clinical Pharmacology. He is author of about 350 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Filippo Drago is President of the IT-ARVO (Italian Branch of the Association for Vision and Ophthalmology), Vice-President and President elect of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT), President of EBRA (European Biomedical Research Association), and member of various international scientific societies including the Society of Neuroscience and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacogy. Since 2001, he was member of the Committee for Medicines Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Italy, and in the periods 2004-2010 and 2012-2015 of the Italian Agency of Medicines Evaluation (AIFA, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco). In 2012 Filippo Drago was elected as President of EPHAR (Federation of European Pharmacological Societies) for the period of 2012–2014.