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Society's response on decision to move EMA to Amsterdam

20 Nov 2017

Jonathan Bruun, CEO of the British Pharmacological Society comments on the European Medicines Agency relocation to Amsterdam.

Society President welcomes the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser

08 Nov 2017

Professor David Webb, President of the British Pharmacological Society, welcomes the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

Clinical Pharmacology Month competition winners

01 Nov 2017

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.

Society President awarded the fourth Tomoh Masaki Award (2017)

24 Oct 2017

David Webb, Christison Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh received this award at the International Congress on Endothelin (ET-15) in Prague, Czech Republic in early October 2017. The award recognises outstanding scientific achievement and was primarily based on his translational research contributing to the clinical development of endothelin receptor antagonists in hypertension and chronic renal disease.

Message from the President: Pharmacology education and employment landscape report

12 Sep 2017

Many of you will have heard about the Society’s Focus on Pharmacology programme, which aims to provide a better understanding of the current state of pharmacology teaching in the UK, while taking a broader look at the value of the discipline to the health and wealth of the nation. I’m delighted to let you know about some of the latest updates and outputs of that project, which are being launched today.

Pharmacology education and employment landscape report launch

12 Sep 2017

Today the Society has published a report from PwC showing that pharmacology is alive and well in UK higher education, and that graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers.

Through the eyes of a young pharmacologist: The value of internships and work experience

12 Sep 2017

The Society’s published report from PwC shows that pharmacology is alive and well in UK higher education, and that graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers. The PwC report also points to the value of internships and work experience and our young pharmacologists agree.

Society response to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

31 Aug 2017

The Society welcomes the launch of Professor Sir John Bell's Life Sciences Industrial Strategy-a report to the Government from the life sciences sector.

BJCP article: Finger prick test allows patients taking autoimmune drug to avoid blood draws

09 Aug 2017

A new study shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions who take the drug adalimumab can monitor drug levels in their bodies with a finger prick rather than undergoing a full blood draw.

PR&P article: The ethics of animal research

09 Aug 2017

A new review examines the chronology and evolution of ethics in animal experimentation, gives strategies to teach them, and points to alternatives to animal research, including tissue cultures, organs on chips, three-dimensional tissue models, human blood derivatives, and computer modelling.

LeSPAR comment on the BMJ article on antibiotic course duration

28 Jul 2017

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance, of which the British Pharmacological Society is a members, has noted with interest the publication of a BMJ article by Llewelyn et al. on antibiotic course duration.