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Clinical Pharmacology


Western University has a long and distinguished history of activity and excellence in Clinical Pharmacology. The increasingly complicated nature of paediatric care along with the increasing use of pharmacology for the control, cure and prevention of illness among children increases the need for specialists in this critical area.

Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology sub-specialties of Paediatrics.
The first focuses on drugs and their effects on infants, children and mothers, including considerations of efficacy, safety and optimal therapy. Toxicology deals with the toxic effects of drugs and environmental agents on children, mothers and the developing fetus.
There are two outpatient clinics, ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction), and FRAME (Fetal Risk Assessment from Maternal Exposure) Both were established in 1989 and are now located at Children's Hospital.

The Team:

Multi-disciplinary team of paediatric physicians, pharmacists, research associates and trainees. Clinical Pharmacologists are board certified in their primary speciality and have received further training in paediatric Clinical Pharmacology and in addition often training in other sub-specialty areas Clinical Pharmacologists are academic physicians with multiple roles within the hospital including cutting-edge research, teaching and committee work

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