Joanna Lyall' s stories
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 Electronicjuice, 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.