Role of Clinical Pharmacologist in Healthcare- Present Scenario

  • Farhan Ahmad Khan Professor and HOD Department of Pharmacology Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Moradabad, India.


The endeavour of a Clinical Pharmacologist is to develop methods and strategies that improve the quality of drug use in individual patients and patient populations. In the first WHO report on clinical pharmacology in 1970,[4] the section on research emphasized the need for studies that explored the mechanisms of action of drugs and identified their pharmacokinetics in humans.


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Khan F. Role of Clinical Pharmacologist in Healthcare- Present Scenario. IABCR [Internet]. 20Mar.2016 [cited 24Jul.2019];2(1):1-. Available from: