IUPHAR is happy to announce the launch of the World Smart Medication Day that will be held on the 6th of May yearly to foster clinical pharmacology development and raise awareness on the safer and more effective use of drugs.
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems worldwide.
Clinical Pharmacology is a key discipline for managing these drug-related problems.
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Countries are encouraged to carry out joint actions and activities on May 6th to highlight the importance of safe and rational use of drugs such as: educational seminars/webinars, hospital events/stalls, grand rounds, communication and dissemination of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge material.
What is IUPHAR?
The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), founded in 1965, is a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests of scientists in pharmacology-related fields to facilitate better medicines and improve health through pharmacology education and research worldwide. It also has an official relation with the World Health Organisation. IUPHAR has 58 member societies, it represents about 37,000 pharmacologists around the world.
The aims of the Clinical Division of IUPHAR are to advance the development of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.
What is a Clinical Pharmacologist?
Clinical pharmacology is the scientific discipline that involves all aspects of the relationship between medications and humans. The term ‘clinical pharmacologist’ is used to refer to physicians who are specialists in clinical pharmacology. They have undertaken several years of postgraduate training in many aspects of the above relationship involving teaching, research and healthcare. Such clinical pharmacologists have as their primary goal that of improving patient care, directly or indirectly, by developing better medicines and promoting the safer and more effective use of drugs.