Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Trade association for approximately 100 companies in the UK, producing prescription medicines.


B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® ( is Your Connection to Healthcare Databases Worldwide– a unique non-profit online reference describing population healthcare databases for use in epidemiology and health outcomes research.

British National Formulary

The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

UK Clinical Pharmacy Association

The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) is a not-for-profit member organisation for pharmacists, technicians and health care professionals who provide clinical pharmacy services to patients. It promotes expert practice in medicines management and strives to foster and support excellence, leadership and partnership in clinical pharmacy practice in order for practitioners to provide outstanding patient care

Drug Safety

Drug Safety is the premier international journal covering the disciplines of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, benefit-risk assessment and risk management. The journal specializes in definitive reviews on the epidemiology, clinical features, prevention and management of adverse effects of individual drugs and drug classes. High-quality original research focusing on the clinical implications of drug treatment safety issues is also published.

European Medicines Agency

The EMA began in 1995 as a new European system for the authorisation of medicinal products. The principal scientific bodies of the EMA are the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP), and the Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC).

Electronic Medicines Compendium

The eMC is a trusted source of up-to-date, comprehensive, regulated information about medicines.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is the American regulatory body that controls food products, drugs and cosmetics in the U.S

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM)

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is a professional membership organisation with over 1,500 members. They are a standard-setting body that is primarily concerned with raising standards in pharmaceutical medicine for the benefit of the public. The FPM run Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training to equip physicians with specialist knowledge and comprehensive skills and competencies to practice to the highest ethical and professional standards, for the benefit and safety of patients and the public, in the development and maintenance of medicines.The DSRU works with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine to deliver the Drug Safety Surveillance module of Pharmaceutical Medicine Speciality Training

International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology

Non-profit international professional membership organisation dedicated to promoting pharmacoepidemiology.

International Society of Pharmacovigilance

ISoP is concerned with the clinical dimensions of pharmacovigilance and provides a forum to raise the profile and influence of science between all major partners while aiming to assist health professionals recognise their identity as pharmacovigilance practitioners.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

The Executive Agency of the Department of Health protecting and promoting public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness, and are used safely.

The Medicines Monitoring Unit

An independent pharmacoepidemiology centre, based within Ninewells Hospital and Medical School at the University of Dundee.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

A special Health Authority providing guidance to the National Health service (NHS) on the use of selected new and established health technologies.

UK National Statistics

UK Government Agency created to meet the needs for greater coherence, improved presentation and easier public access to government statistics.

Pharmaceutical Information & Pharmacovigilance Association

PIPA is the professional organisation for individuals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in the provision and management of information. The association was formed in 1974 and was previously known as AIOPI (Association of Information Officers in the Pharmaceutical Industry).

Portsmouth University

The Faculty of Science at the University of Portsmouth has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, within the Faculty of Science, are a collaborative partner for the DSRU’s postgraduate programme in Pharmacovigilance.

NHS Business Services Authority

NHS Business Services Authority remunerate and reimburse dispensing contractors across England. They also provide the NHS with a range of financial, drug and prescribing information.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

A source of clinical knowledge about the common conditions generally managed in primary and first contact care, which has been designed to be used by healthcare professionals together with patients.

Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A non-profit organisation which provides a forum for regular discussion of statistics and issues relating to the practice of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry.

Southampton University

A research led institution in which teaching and learning take place in an active research environment.

TranScrip Partners

TranScrip supports the development and lifecycle management of biopharmaceutical products.

The Cochrane Collaboration

An international not-for-profit organisation. Its aim is to make up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide.

Uppsala Monitoring Centre

The main purpose and activity of the UMC is the collection of data about Adverse Drug Reactions from the worldwide community, especially from countries who are members of the WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme, their role is to generate safety signals for drugs which might possibly have problematic side-effects.