Medical & Pharma Resources

The British Library


A dedicated Internet Service Provider from the British Library providing direct links to medical science resources.
British National Formulary
The BNF (British National Formulary) provides UK healthcare professionals with information about the selection and clinical use of medicines.
Clinical Cases and Images Clinical Cases & Images is an acclaimed Internet resource for physicians. In addition to offering step-by-step guides the site makes extensive use of a case-based format for exploring challenging clinical dilemmas.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) A portal managed by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) on behalf of its member companies and associations, as a single point of entry from which to search comprehensive information about on-going clinical trials or results of completed trials carried out by the pharmaceutical industry.
The Cochrane Collaboration The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organisation, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.
Drug Information Association (DIA)
DIA is a professional association of approximately 20,000 members worldwide who are involved in the discovery, development, regulation, surveillance, or marketing of pharmaceuticals or related products.
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) EFPIA represents the European pharmaceutical industry through 30 national associations and 46 leading pharmaceutical companies. EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 2,100 companies committed to R & D and new medicines.
Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) provides electronic Summaries of Product Characteristics (SMPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) on thousands of licensed medicines available in the UK. The eMC is continuously updated with new and revised SPC and PIL information which, after approval by licensing authorities, is submitted directly by pharmaceutical companies.
Free books for Doctors Freebooks4doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet.
Medical Feeds A website dedicated to medical and health feeds on medical conditions or diseases. Users can search or use topic headings to locate medical information including hard to find items for obscure or unusual medical conditions
Network for Senior Executives in the Pharmaceutical Industry NSEP is a leading forum for senior executives within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry to meet regularly and discuss major issues affecting the industry.
Onmedica Onmedica provides UK based healthcare professionals with independent editorial content, medical news, educational courses, clinical articles, reference books, prescription product information and daily monitoring of medical websites.
British Medical Journal The online edition of the BMJ (British Medical Journal).
Medilexicon A database of global pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmaceutical R&D Intelligence Pharmaprojects tracks every significant new drug under development from lead through early preclinical study and clinical phases, to launched or discontinued status and beyond. At the same time, it closely monitors company activity and therapeutic developments.
Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association PIPA, an association formed in 1974, is a professional organisation for individuals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in the provision and management of information.
Wikipedia – Portal:Medicine Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project. The name Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the words ‘wiki’ (a type of collaborative website) and ‘encyclopedia.’
Wikipedia : Pharmaceutical Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world and since its creation in 2001, has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference web sites. There are more than 75,000 active contributors working on some 8,700,000 articles in more than 250 languages.
Conferences & Exhibitions

Pharmaceutical Conferences


Pharmaceutical & Biotech conferences covering the entire pipeline, from drug discovery and development, to clinical trials, to marketing strategies and beyond from CBI Research Inc. (The Centre for Business Intelligence).

Pharmaceutical Technology Pharmaceutical events and exhibitions from SPG Media PLC – an international business media company providing controlled circulation magazines, internet reference portals, business conferences and forums.


Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)




The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for more than 75 companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 80 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS).  The ABPI also represents companies engaged in the research and/or development of medicines. The ABPI Code and its operation is reviewed every 2-3 years and a review is currently ongoing.  Changes are being considered following the introduction of a revised EFPIA Code on the Promotion of Prescription-only Medicines to, and Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the introduction of a new EFPIA Code of Practice on Relationships between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Organisations. Any requirements in these codes that are not already covered in the 2006 ABPI Code will be implemented into the 2008 version of the ABPI Code by 1 July 2008.

British Medical Association (BMA)
The professional association for doctors.
British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) The British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians is the UK industry body that strives to enhance the standing of pharmaceutical physicians through training, education and development. It provides a networking environment for all its members who can contact colleagues through the BrAPP office or via the BrAPP website. BrAPP organises meetings, symposia and workshops and updates and develops its programme of events in the light of member feedback. The Association publishes a quarterly journal, Pharmaceutical Physician, and provides members with useful mailings throughout the year.
Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences The Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation established jointly by the WHO and UNESCO in 1949. It’s objectives are to facilitate and promote international activities in biomedical sciences, maintain collaborative relations with the UN, WHO and UNESCO and serve the scientific interests of the international biomedical community.
European Medicines Agency The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) coordinates the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products throughout the European Union.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the US food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer and more affordable.
The General Medical Council (GMC)
The General Medical Council (GMC) registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. The purpose of the GMC is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use(ICH) The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is a unique project that brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the US plus experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.
International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians The International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) is a non-profit organisation formed in 1975 and has 30 Member Associations world-wide. The organisation acts as an international forum for all the organisations of Pharmaceutical Physicians world-wide by dealing with matters brought to its attention by its National Member Associations.
Institute of Clinical Research The premier organisation for Clinical Research, respected as a key influencer, promoting knowledge and understanding by engaging the healthcare community and the general public.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an Executive Agency of the Department of Health. Its key purpose is to protect public health and safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, efficacy and performance.
Medical Research Council Established in 1913, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) is a national organisation funded by the UK Government to promote research into all areas of medical and related science with the aims of improving the health and quality of life of the UK public and contributing to the wealth of the nation.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) Granted a Royal Charter in 1681, the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh acts in an advisory capacity to government and other organisations on aspects of health, welfare and medical education.
Royal College of Physicians Extensive information about the practice of medicine by society, aiming to improve communications in the field
Royal Society of Medicine The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organisation of doctors, dentists, scientists and others involved in medicine and health care.
The Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SPM) The Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SPM) was founded in 1987 with the specific remit to act as a multi-disciplinary organisation covering all facets of drug discovery and development – both within and outside the pharmaceutical industry.
World Health Organisation (WHO) Established in 1948, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the United Nations specialised agency for health and it’s objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
World Medical Association (WMA) Founded in 1947, the World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organisation representing physicians created to ensure the independence of physicians and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behaviour and care by physicians, at all times.
Pharmaceutical News


BMJ News Page





The purpose of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients.

BMJ Publishing Group The BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (BMJPG) is the innovative publishing division of the British Medical Association (BMA) and is one of the world leaders in medical publishing. The BMJPG complements the activities of the BMA leading the debate on healthcare and delivering innovative, useful evidence based knowledge, best practice and learning to doctors, other health professionals, researchers and patients when and where they need it.
Medscape Medscape is a free resource for Physicians, featuring free CME (Continuing Medical Education), medical journal articles, MEDLINE and medical news.
New scientist
A weekly science and technology news magazine, considered by some to be the best, with diverse subject matter.
In Pharm The inside guide to the pharmaceutical industry. A trusted source of information on all the companies that make the industry tick.
Pharmatimes A successful publication for industry professionals with hard-hitting editorial and a reputation for accuracy and style. PharmaTimes News Online, is a daily news service, providing up-to-the-minute industry news in video and text format.
The Lancet The Lancet is an independent and authoritative voice in global medicine.
Careers & Education

BMJ Careers Page


The British Medical Journal, Classifieds is a comprehensive list of courses, services and advice on medical careers.

Drug Safety Research Unit The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) distance learning modules on the Safety of Medicines.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, is a key source of information about higher medical training and in particular, the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.
Hibernia College Dublin
Hibernia College has developed a new web-based masters program in Pharmaceutical Medicine. The course is open to both physicians and non-medical specialists who employed in the Pharmaceutical Industry in areas including Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Data Management and Pharmacovigilance.
The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) replaces the JCHMT and JCBMT. The new board was introduced on 1 March 2007 and is responsible for managing the Royal Colleges of Physicians’ duties with regard to specialist medical training from ST1 right through to CCT.
PMETB Archive The Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) aims to improve UK medical education. PMETB is an independent statutory body responsible for promoting the development of postgraduate medical education and training for all specialties, including general practice, across the UK.
Merged with the GMC in 2010, this link now directs to the archive held on behalf.
MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine at University of Surrey Courses in pharmaceutical medicine at The Postgraduate Medical School, The University of Surrey, Guildford. The MSc in Pharmaceutical Medicine comprises modules recognised by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine as fulfilling the curriculum requirements for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.

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