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Message from the President: PwC 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.

PwC 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.

BJCP article: Antiplatelet drugs are often inappropriately prescribed in older patients

19 Jul 2017

A study has found that antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, are often inappropriately prescribed in acutely hospitalized older people.

BJCP article: Certain antibiotics during pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects

19 Jul 2017

A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns.

BJP article: Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

07 Jul 2017

A new article looks at how currently available drugs for various conditions might be repurposed alone or in combination with other drugs to treat infectious diseases.

Joint statement: letter on the regulation of medicines from the Secretaries of State for Heath and Industry

07 Jul 2017

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the British Pharmacological Society welcome the letter from the Secretaries of State for Heath and Industry to the Financial Times on 4 July, titled “The UK wants to continue to work with the EU on medicines”.