21 November 2013
The BPS Meetings Committee is seeking symposia proposals for Pharmacology 2014 (formerly known as the BPS Winter Meeting) which will be held from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 December 2014. Please send your proposals including all the information listed below to the BPS office by Friday 17 January 2014:
24 October 2013
BJP press release
New cocaine and cannabis research reveals that regular cannabis users have increased levels of impulsive behaviour. It had previously been argued that this increased impulsivity after cannabis administration was only experienced by occasional users, but that regular users were no longer affected in this way. Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the results provide evidence for how drug use may trigger addictive behaviours.
22 October 2013
BPS members have nominated sites of special pharmacological interest across the UK as part of our new initiative called Putting UK Pharmacology on the Map. These sites all illustrate the pivotal importance of pharmacology to the discovery and development of new medicines, as well as to the health and economy of the UK.
21 October 2013
BPS President Professor Routledge's review of the current new medicines assessment procedures of the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), influenced the Scottish governments recent announcement of a £21 million fund to cover the cost of medicines for patients with very rare conditions.
09 October 2013
BPS and BART's Pathology Museum exclusive evening event The Science of Sherlock: Pharmacology, my dear Watson!, at this year's London Science Festival, received an honourable mention in the LONDONIST.
17 September 2013
A response from BPS supporters of the AllTrials campaign to new proposals included in ‘All trials registered. All results reported’.
The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) reaffirm our ongoing and unequivocal commitment to the principles of openness and transparency in the discovery and development of new medicines. This commitment includes our support for the AllTrials petition, which our organizations signed earlier in 2013.
11 September 2013
Two leading pharmacology societies, the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), have announced their support for the publication of negative findings from early clinical trials. Their jointly published journal, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, is at the same time launching an efficient and timely means for researchers to publish negative findings in two important areas: preclinical papers that show a hypothesis to be incorrect, and papers on drugs that have failed in early clinical development that can inform whether further drug development in warranted.
06 September 2013
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr Penny Hill, colleague to many and wife of BPS President Emeritus Ray Hill. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. Penny's requiem mass will be held at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic, Royston on Friday 13 of September at 10am.
05 September 2013
New initiative elects four knights of the realm, three Nobel laureates and a pioneer for women in pharmacology
Thursday 5 September 2013, London UK: The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) today announced that its +3,000 members have elected five trailblazers in drug discovery and development to a newly-formed Pharmacology Hall of Fame. Distinguished individuals will be elected annually from 2013 onwards, based upon their distinction and peer recognition in science and/or long and valuable service to BPS.
The Pharmacology Hall of Fame will be officially unveiled by the BPS President at a special reception, held in London this evening.
03 September 2013
BPS member Professor Donald Singer contributes to Daily Mail article examining potential triggers for bouts of the blues.