05 August 2015
The British Pharmacological Society has announced that its team will be expanding in order to deliver a range of new initiatives, mapped to its strategic objectives, and to improve services to members and the public alike.
15 July 2015
Professor Simon Maxwell comments on the BMJ study linking antidepressants and painkillers to an increased risk of bleeding published today. His comments were included in articles by the Herald Scotland, Irish Examiner and OnMedica.
06 July 2015
We are delighted to announce that Council has renewed its commitment to promote equality of opportunity by raising the minimum level of female participation across the Society’s activities to 30% from this year.
23 June 2015
The Lancet article, Prescribing safety: ensuring that new graduates are prepared (published on 13 February 2015) received several responses from international readers. The submitted correspondence can be viewed below:
22 June 2015
The British Pharmacological Society and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology will be Professor Amrita Ahluwalia, Deputy Director of QMUL’s William Harvey Research Institute.
09 June 2015
The Society's hosted event 'Are we over-medicated?' presented by Professor Simon Maxwell, Dr Jacintha Sivarajah and Dr Angela Coulter received widespread coverage in the weekend's national newspapers. The event highlighted the issue of polypharmacy and discussed how we might address this in the future including through patients being better informed about their healthcare choices. Find out more about where to find reliable information about treatment options.
09 June 2015
It is with great pleasure that the British Pharmacological Society announces the winners of the Society’s most recently-judged prizes and awards. These prizes will be officially awarded as part of the Society’s flagship meeting Pharmacology 2015, at the Annual Dinner and Prize-Giving.
26 May 2015
BJCP press release
Six-times higher risk in Ireland and a two-fold higher risk in the UK highlighted in study
A fifty-fold between-country difference in rates of paracetamol-induced acute liver failure that leads to liver transplant (ALFT) has been revealed by a study that compared patient data from seven countries at the request of the European Medicines Agency: France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. Researchers discovered that this variation was even more pronounced on a per-capita basis, with a 200-fold difference in ALFT cases. Publishing these findings in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the authors call for further research to identify the underlying causes.
19 May 2015
Dr Ben Whalley, professor of neuropharmacology at the University of Reading contributes to Financial Times article (subscription required) ‘High hopes for ‘first cannabis pharmacy’. Dr Whalley cast doubt on the pharmacy’s (Carun) claims about the health effects of its products, saying they had not been proved in “valid human clinical trials”.
18 May 2015
It was with great pleasure that we saw the Society of Biology’s news regarding its new royal title. The British Pharmacological Society congratulates the Society of Biology and Dr Mark Downs for this well-deserved recognition.