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  • Peter Noyce

    Peter Noyce (1946-2017) Subscription

    21 JUN 2017 By Joanna Lyall
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    A visionary leader who drove pharmacy practice forward but always had time to mentor others, he was known as the most effective pharmacist of his generation.

  • Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth (1928-2016) Subscription

    1 DEC 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.

  • Frank Palopoli, a chemist who discovered clomifene (Clomid)

    Frank P Palopoli (1922–2016) Subscription

    27 SEP 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    The scientist who discovered the fertility drug clomifene was known as a modest man who mentored his staff.

  • Kirit Patel, co-founder and chief executive of Day Lewis group

    Kirit Patel (1949-2016) Subscription

    5 AUG 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A self-made man who started out wanting to own a shop to support his family, Kirit Patel’s lifetime achievements are inspirational.

  • Philip Majerus

    Philip Majerus (1936-2016) Subscription

    22 JUL 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Majerus was one of the first researchers who discovered the benefits of low dose aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes.

  • Chris McGuigan (1958-2016)

    Chris McGuigan (1958–2016) Subscription

    20 APR 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A scientist who dedicated his life to drug discovery and was determined to nurture and grow life science and research in Wales.

  • Andrew Herxheimer

    Andrew Herxheimer (1925–2016) Subscription

    15 MAR 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Andrew Herxheimer was a champion of evidence-based medicine and founder of the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.

  • Joel Elkes, pictured, was a pioneer of neuropsychopharmacology whose research on the drug chlorpromazine helped revolutionise the treatment of those with psychotic illness.

    Joel Elkes (1913–2015) Subscription

    27 JAN 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A pioneer of neuropsychopharmacology, Joel Elkes’ research on the drug chlorpromazine helped revolutionise the treatment of those with psychotic illness.

  • Sir Gordon Hobday (pictured), who has died aged 99, spent 42 years at UK pharmacy chain Boots and was head of research at the time the company developed ibuprofen

    Sir Gordon Hobday (1916–2015) Subscription

    31 JUL 2015 By Joanna Lyall

    Research chemist Sir Gordon Hobday was instrumental in the development of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen and had a long career at Boots before becoming chairman.

  • David Sackett, pictured, died in May 2015 aged 80. He leaves behind the important legacy of evidence-based medicine

    David Sackett (1934–2015) Subscription

    1 JUL 2015 By Joanna Lyall

    Sackett’s tendency to question conventional therapeutic wisdom made him unpopular among some colleagues, but he leaves behind the important legacy of evidence-based medicine.

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