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Clinical pharmacology becomes a specialty in South Africa

A Walubo, K I Barnes, E Kwizera, O Greeff, B Rosenkranz, G Maartens

Abstract


South Africa recently became the first African country where clinical pharmacology has been approved as a specialty. This article outlines the need for clinical pharmacologists, their role in advancing public health, the potential benefits to the country, and recommendations for ensuring a healthy future for the discipline.

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A Walubo, Department of Pharmacology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

K I Barnes, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town

E Kwizera, Department of Pharmacology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

O Greeff, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria

B Rosenkranz, Division of Pharmacology, Stellenbosch University

G Maartens, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(3):150-151. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6639

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-12-17
Date published: 2013-01-09

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