Our clinical section welcomes as members doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare workers with an interest in clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, and practical prescribing. It also welcomes scientists working to understand the actions of drugs in humans and those working in drug discovery and development.
Clinical pharmacology is the study of drugs in man and it is an integral part of pharmacology. It is an exciting medical specialty and scientific discipline focused on ensuring the safe, effective and cost-effective use of medicines through clinical and regulatory practice, education and research.
There are several related disciplines. These include toxicology, which is the study of the unwanted effects of chemicals including medicines. Medicinal chemistry, the study of the chemical properties of drugs, and Pharmacy, which deals with the manufacture, compounding, distribution and supply of medicines are also closely related to pharmacology, although each can be studied as separate disciplines.