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Editors Choice articles are picked out as being of particular interest to British Journal of Pharmacology readers

The pharmaceutical industry needs more clinical pharmacologists

This issue begins with a plea for more clinical pharmacologists from Richard Peck from Basel. Richard comes from a clinical pharmacological dynasty-his father taught me clinical pharmacology at Wellcome, so I have a conflict of interest highlighting this paper! This is required reading for those who.... more

Pharmacogenomics of off-target adverse drug reactions

There are still medical students who are taught that some side effects of drugs are idiosyncratic. When this fine example of fake news is brought to them they nod and think they have learned something. ἰδιοσυγκρασία unfortunately means no more than ‘a particular habit’. In other words the side effect.... more

Investigation of the predictive validity of laser-EPs in normal, UVB-inflamed and capsaicin-irritated skin with four analgesic compounds in healthy volunteers

How can you find out if an analgesic works in humans? Clearly by observing if it reduces pain. Unfortunately when a patient has a painful condition or undergoes a painful procedure there is not much time to investigate this for ethical reasons. There are effective analgesics and they have to be administered. Therefore.... more