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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.

Society announces new Scientific Advisory Panel

15 Oct 2018

An impressive line-up of industry experts have agreed to join a new high-level Scientific Advisory Panel to help drive the British Pharmacological Society’s scientific and research dissemination strategies.

Novel inhibitor of vascular calcification tested in clinical trial of haemodialysis patients

03 Oct 2018

Cardiovascular calcification is a major health concern in patients with kidney failure undergoing haemodialysis. A first-time-in-human clinical trial of an investigational calcification inhibitor has generated promising results in terms of safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics. The findings are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Analysis finds HPV vaccine safe

19 Sep 2018

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause certain cancers in women and men, but HPV vaccines are highly effective in preventing infection with oncogenic HPV types. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review of post-licensure data did not identify any new or unexpected safety concerns of the bivalent HPV vaccine.  

Bee venom may help treat eczema

06 Sep 2018

Bee venom and its major component, melittin, may be effective treatments for atopic dermatitis (or eczema), according to a British Journal of Pharmacology study.

Unnecessary medicine use in patients with lung cancer at the end of life

06 Sep 2018

Individuals with advanced lung cancer often have other comorbid conditions, and many may be on complex, costly, and even inappropriate medication regimens. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study examined the extent to which such patients are prescribed medications with questionable benefit.  

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