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Medicines legislation and regulation in England, 1500--2020
  • Robin Ferner,
  • Jeffrey Aronson
Robin Ferner
City Hospital

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Jeffrey Aronson
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
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The initial purposes of regulation of medicines in England were principally to raise government revenue, to discourage murder by poisoning, and to regulate the activities of pharmacists. It was only much later that regulators sought to ensure that medicines were of good quality, reasonably safe, and at least somewhat effective, and to regulate misuse of drugs. Here we survey the history of the regulation of medicines and poisons in England from the perspective of clinicians with an interest in therapeutics.
06 Apr 2022Submitted to British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
09 Apr 2022Submission Checks Completed
09 Apr 2022Assigned to Editor
13 Apr 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Jul 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Jul 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Aug 20221st Revision Received
02 Aug 2022Submission Checks Completed
02 Aug 2022Assigned to Editor
02 Aug 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Accept