Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription
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.
‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription
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 (1924–2018) Subscription
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 (1934 – 2017)Subscription
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 (1946-2017)Subscription
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 (1928-2016)Subscription
Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.
Frank P Palopoli (1922–2016) Subscription
The scientist who discovered the fertility drug clomifene was known as a modest man who mentored his staff.
Kirit Patel (1949-2016)Subscription
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 (1936-2016)Subscription
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)Subscription
A scientist who dedicated his life to drug discovery and was determined to nurture and grow life science and research in Wales.
Andrew Herxheimer (1925–2016) Subscription
Andrew Herxheimer was a champion of evidence-based medicine and founder of the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.
Joel Elkes (1913–2015)Subscription
A pioneer of neuropsychopharmacology, Joel Elkes’ research on the drug chlorpromazine helped revolutionise the treatment of those with psychotic illness.
Sir Gordon Hobday (1916–2015) Subscription
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 (1934–2015) Subscription
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)Subscription
The inventor of the birth control pill Carl Djerassi was a self-declared workaholic and a keen art collector.
Jean Lindenmann (1924–2015)Subscription
Scientist Jean Lindenmann helped discover interferon, which is used to treat a variety of diseases.
Merton Sandler (1926-2014)Subscription
Merton Sandler was fascinated by investigative medicine and was a passionate researcher, who would often use himself as a test subject.
Robert Blyth (1921–2014)Subscription
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.
A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription
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 — healing a nationSubscription
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