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Peter Hylands, a renowned pharmaceutical scientist who specialised in natural products research, has died at the age of 72 years

Peter Hylands (1946–2019) Subscription

23 JUL 2019By

As the first pharmaceutical scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Peter Hylands’ respected and varied career specialised in natural products research.

Stewart Sanders Adams

Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription

21 FEB 2019By

Having fallen into the pharmacy profession “purely by chance”, Stewart Adams OBE went on to discover ibuprofen, one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers.

Graham Calder

‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription

17 OCT 2018

Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.

William Charles Evans

William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

16 MAY 2018

Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.

William Martindale Darling (second from left) with his wife and children after receiving the CBE in 1988.

William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017)Subscription

14 AUG 2017By

Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s youngest president and longest-serving Council member was also known for bringing the voice of pharmacy to the highest levels of government.

Peter Noyce

Peter Noyce (1946-2017)Subscription

21 JUN 2017By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2016By

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 2015By

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 2015By

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.

Carl Djerassi (1923–2015), inventor of the birth control pill

Carl Djerassi (1923–2015)Subscription

6 MAR 2015By

The inventor of the birth control pill Carl Djerassi was a self-declared workaholic and a keen art collector.

Jean Lindenmann, a Swiss scientist who discovered interferon

Jean Lindenmann (1924–2015)Subscription

3 MAR 2015By

Scientist Jean Lindenmann helped discover interferon, which is used to treat a variety of diseases.

Merton Sandler, a pioneer in psychopharmacology and authority on monoamines

Merton Sandler (1926-2014)Subscription

19 DEC 2014By

Merton Sandler was fascinated by investigative medicine and was a passionate researcher, who would often use himself as a test subject.

Robert Blyth was the editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal for 25 years, from 1961 to 1986

Robert Blyth (1921–2014)Subscription

16 DEC 2014By Douglas Simpson

Douglas Simpson highlights the achievements of Robert Blyth, former editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, who maintained strong editorial authority for a quarter of a century.

Joep Lange

A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

8 AUG 2014By

Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela — healing a nationSubscription

8 JAN 2014By

Sybil Seoka, immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, writes in memory of elder statesman Nelson Mandela, who died on 5 December 2013

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