New medicines, better medicines, better use of medicines: a guide to the science underpinning pharmaceutical practice – Royal Pharmaceutical Society – May 2014
“Pharmaceutical science in the UK has a long and excellent record of medicines research and development, being at the forefront of many major advances in modern medicines and their use.
The guide, New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines, developed by the Society’s Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel, summarises the important role pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists have played and continue to play in the development and use of medicines. It highlights the major challenges and opportunities faced when creating new medicines, improving existing medicines or ensuring the better, safer, use of medicines. The guide contains seven recommendations arising from the challenges, and which identify areas for development, expansion, change and innovation for the future.”