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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.  

Can medical marijuana help treat intractable epilepsy?

08 Aug 2018

A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the potential of medicinal cannabis - or medical marijuana - for helping patients with intractable epilepsy, in which seizures fail to come under control with standard anticonvulsant treatment.

Society welcomes UK government decision to allow prescribing of cannabis-derived medicines

27 Jul 2018

The British Pharmacological Society welcomes the UK government’s decision – following expert review – to reschedule cannabis-derived medicinal products so they can be prescribed to patients who will benefit from them.

Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects

18 Jul 2018

Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer.  

Researchers compare drugs for treating severe hypertension in pregnancy

05 Jul 2018

A recent meta-analysis of published studies has compared the efficacy and safety of antihypertensive drugs during pregnancy.  

Can doctors identify older patients at risk of medication harm following hospital discharge?

02 Jul 2018

A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study has examined whether doctors can predict which older patients will experience MRH requiring care following hospital discharge, and whether clinical experience and confidence in prediction influence the accuracy of predictions.

Society welcomes new funding to attract world’s top science talent

22 Jun 2018

Professor Steve Hill, President of the British Pharmacological Society, has welcomed the announcement by the UK government of £1.3 billion worth of funding to attract the best researchers from around the world to study and work in the UK.

Should pharmacists be allowed to write prescriptions?

20 Jun 2018

Prescribing of medications has traditionally been restricted to physicians, but there is growing support to allow pharmacists to do so as well.

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