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Lessons for teaching from the pandemic
  • Jan Strojil,
  • Hana Suchánková
Jan Strojil
Palacký University
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Hana Suchánková
Palacký University
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In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, what are the lessons clinical pharmacology could learn to improve our teaching practice and involvement in research and ethics committees to make sure we are better prepared for the next emergency. Is there something in the light of the hydroxychloroquine hype that we as clinical pharmacologists or our professional societies could have done better? We propose updating the way we teach about drug development, rules and ethics of off-label prescribing and critical appraisal of primary sources when guidelines and top-level evidence are not available. Clinical pharmacology should play a leading role in the future re-definition of processes and guidelines for emergencies such as the one we faced in 2020.

Peer review status:Published

03 Jul 2020Submitted to British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
06 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
06 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
29 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
10 Aug 20201st Revision Received
11 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
11 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
24 Aug 2020Published in British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 10.1111/bcp.14529