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Society reiterates concerns ahead of today's Brexit vote

13 Mar 2019

Ahead of today’s Brexit vote in the Commons, we want to reiterate our position on the risk to patients if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’ on 29 March 2019.

Statins linked to higher diabetes risk

06 Mar 2019

Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type two diabetes, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

British Pharmacological Society shows support for National Apprenticeship Week, with strong progress in development of trail-blazing scheme for clinical pharmacologists.

04 Mar 2019

Substantial progress is being made in the development of the new national apprenticeship standard for the role of clinical pharmacological scientist.

Society welcomes launch of new review on opioid-containing medicines

14 Feb 2019

An Expert Working Group of the UK’s Commission on Human Medicines will assess the available evidence on risks and benefits in order to support the safe and appropriate use of these medicines in the treatment of pain. Clinical pharmacology expertise will play a crucial role in the analysis.

Greater efforts needed to address cancer therapies’ effects on bone health

06 Feb 2019

A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the impact of cancer therapies on the skeleton and how to limit bone loss and fractures in cancer patients treated with these therapies.  

New opportunities for clinical pharmacology scientists, with first-ever apprenticeship scheme set to support UK’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

30 Jan 2019

Approval has been granted for the development of a new national apprenticeship standard for the role of clinical pharmacology scientist, thanks to a cross-sector drive to address the skills gap

Follow-up phone calls by pharmacists help patients after hospital discharge

24 Jan 2019

A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study illustrates the benefits of having clinical pharmacists follow up, by telephone, with patients at risk of having medication-related issues after hospital discharge. The aim is to help patients manage their medications effectively.  

Health secretary urges world leaders to follow UK’s lead in global fight against superbugs

24 Jan 2019

A new plan to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been announced today by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock.

Overprescribing of antidepressant medications may be common in elderly patients

24 Jan 2019

In a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study of individuals living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005–2012, potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents.  

Society statement on the prospect of a “no-deal” EU exit on 29 March 2019

21 Jan 2019

As things stand, the UK will exit the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 29 March. This ‘no deal’ scenario will be a precarious one for patients.