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Pharmaceutical Medicine

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Editor: Susan Pochon

ISSN: 1178-2595 (print version)
ISSN: 1179-1993 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40290

Editors Emeriti:

Dr Shaun Kilminster, BSc(Hon) PGCEd MSc(Psych) CPsychol PhD FSS Hon FFPM. Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke, England

Dr Robert N. Smith, BSc MD FRCP FFPM. St Ippolytis, Hitchin, England

Dr Noel Snell, FRCP FFPM FRIPH FIBiol. National Heart & Lung Institute, London, England

Consulting Editor:

Professor Anthony W. Fox, MSc MBBS MD FFPM FRCP DipPharmMed MCSFS DipFHI MFMLM CBiol. King's College London, London, England

Advisory Panel:

Mr Francis P. Crawley, PhL. Good Clinical Practice Alliance – Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Professor Peter D. Stonier, BA BSc PhD MB ChB MRCPsych FRCP FRCPE FFPM. King’s College London, London, England

Editorial board members:

Dr Peter R. Arlett, MD MRCP. European Medicines Agency, London, England

Dr John F. Beary III, MD FACP. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Dr Sander Becker, MD. Consultants in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Rose Bay North, NSW, Australia

Dr Ambrogio Bottoni, MD. Pfizer Inc., Milan, Italy

Dr Torbjӧrn Callréus, MD PhD. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Norbert Clemens, MD PhD CPI. Association of Clinical Research Professionals Board of Trustees, Heidelberg, Germany

Dr Jean-Paul Deslypere, MD PhD. Council on Education in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Singapore

Dr Francesco De Tomasi, MD. Scientific Society for Applied Research, Milan, Italy

Professor Stephen J.W. Evans, BA MSc FRCP FISPE Hon. FRCP. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England

Dr Georg Ferber, PhD. Statistik Georg Ferber GmbH, Riehen, Switzerland

Dr Olav Flaten, MD PhD FFPM. Hunemo AS, Oslo, Norway

Professor Sanjay K. Garg, PhD. University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Dr E. Stewart Geary, MD. Eisai Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Mr Kenneth A. Getz, MBA. Tufts University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Mr Ari Gnanasakthy, BSc MSc MBA.  RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Dr Ulrich Granzer, PhD. Granzer Regulatory Consulting & Services, Munich, Germany

Professor Jan D. Hirsch, BSPharm PhD. University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Mr Alan Hunter, LLB BPharm. Independent Pharmaco-Legal Adviser, Staines, England

Dr Greg Koski, MD PhD CPI.  Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr Marlene Llopíz Avíles, BA MD MPH. Association of Medical Specialists in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Mexico City, Mexico

Dr Marcelo Marotti, MD PhD. AstraZeneca UK Ltd., Macclesfield, England

Dr Shunsuke Ono, PhD. University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, BSc MD FRCP FFPM. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, London, England

Dr Klaus Rose, MD MS. Klausrose Consulting, Riehen, Switzerland

Professor Sam Salek, BPharm PhD RPh MRPSGB FFPM FESCP. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England

Professor Grannum R. Sant, MD FRCS FACS. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Dr Ruth Savage, MB BS MSc. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dr Johanna A. Schenk, MD FFPM DipPharmMed DGPharMed. PPH plus GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Professor Ian C. Shaw, BE(Hons) PhD MNZIFST FIBiol FRSC FNZIC CBiol CChem. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr Jeffrey W. Sherman, MD FACP. Horizon Pharma, Deerfield, IL, USA

Dr Honorio Silva, MD. International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Dr Almath Spooner, PhD. Health Products Regulatory Agency, Dublin, Ireland

Dr Robert Temple, MD. Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, USA

Professor Stuart R. Walker, BSc PhD CChem CBiol FRSC FIBiol FInstD FRCPath. Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science, Carshalton, England

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    Pharmaceutical Medicine is a specialist discipline concerned with medical aspects of the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, regulation, monitoring, marketing, distribution and pricing of medicines, drug-device and drug-diagnostic combinations. The Journal disseminates information to support the community of professionals working in these highly inter-related functions. Key areas include translational medicine, clinical trial design, pharmacovigilance, clinical toxicology, drug regulation, clinical pharmacology, biostatistics and pharmacoeconomics.

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