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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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Academy of Medical Sciences appoints new President

John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, is to become President of The Academy of Medical Sciences from November 2006. Professor Bell will succeed Sir Keith Peters, Emeritus Regius Professor of Physics at Cambridge University and President of The Academy since 2002.

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Safer medicines

While current methods of safety evaluation of drugs have been largely successful, the pharmaceutical industry and academic researchers can improve the safety of medicines further by making more use of

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Better medicines for children

The Academy welcomes the announcement from Lord Warner that the UK government is going ahead with plans to implement reforms for the better regulation and availability of medicines for children.

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