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Patrick Vallance knighted in 2019 New Year's Honours

29 Dec 2018

Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Officer to the UK Government and Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, has received a knighthood for services to services to open clinical science.

2018 Fellowships announced

19 Dec 2018

Every year, the British Pharmacological Society elects a small number of Fellows and Honorary Fellows. This year, nine Fellowships and eight Honorary Fellowships have been awarded

Breakthrough haemophilia treatment wins prestigious drug discovery award

19 Dec 2018

The first novel prophylactic medicine in nearly 20 years to treat people with haemophilia with or without Factor VIII inhibitors has been named Drug Discovery of the Year 2019.

NHS England welcomes Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed to its board

12 Dec 2018

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a non-executive director of NHS England.

Study examines effects of different opioids on driving performance

05 Dec 2018

Taking opioids for the treatment of pain has been associated with increased risks of crashing among drivers, but it is unknown whether this applies to all opioids or pertains to specific opioids only.

Undergraduate prize winners 2018

13 Nov 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the BSc Pharmacology Prize (nominated by their university department) and the winners of the Clinical Undergraduate Prize (nominated by their medical school).

Many older adults do not take prescribed statins properly

07 Nov 2018

In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study of older adults prescribed statins, first-year nonadherence and discontinuation rates were high.  

Study explores timing of muscle-related problems of statin use

07 Nov 2018

Statins have been linked with muscle pain and other musculoskeletal adverse events (MAEs) in some patients. A new Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study has examined the timing of MAEs that develop during statin therapy and determined whether concomitant drugs used concurrently with statin therapy shifts the timing of MAEs.

Clinical Pharmacology Month competition winners 2018

01 Nov 2018

As part of Clinical Pharmacology Month, we ran a competition for medical students in the UK. The competition celebrated the valuable work of medical students in enhancing clinical pharmacology.

Novel antidepressant may improve sleep in patients with depression

17 Oct 2018

In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness.

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