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Academy launches national debate on drugs and drug use

The Academy have launched a national debate on drugs and drug use today (31 January 2007). The call comes in light of the establishment of an Academy of Medical Sciences working group set up to explore the impact of scientific developments that could lead to new drugs to enhance the...

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The Use of Non-Human Primates in Research

The Weatherall report, an independent study into the use of non-human primates in research, published on Tuesday 12 December 2006. The report examines the scientific basis for recent, current and future use of non-human primates in biological and medical research. Sir Dav...

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Pandemic Influenza: science to policy

The Government is not making best use of independent scientific advice when making critical decisions, such as stockpiling antiviral drugs, in preparing for an influenza pandemic, warns a report by

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Academy response to Foresight Drugs Futures 2025 report

  Professor Sir Keith Peters, President of The Academy of Medical Sciences, welcomed the Government's invitation for the Academy to undertake an independent review of the strategic choices identified by the Foresight report Drugs Futures 2025.  

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