Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUGS AND THEIR SAFE AND EFFICIENT USE IN HUMANS
In our clinical pharmacology studies, drugs are frequently still in (early) clinical development and not necessarily used in a therapeutic context. Consequently, mainly healthy subjects or well-defined patient populations are involved. For pharmacotherapy the focus is on the use of drugs in daily patient care (both ambulatory and in a hospital setting) and this includes the study of regulatory and legal aspects of drug development, reimbursement and post-marketing use. For clinical pharmacy , the area of interest is the use of drugs and their interaction in a hospital setting involving often severely ill patient populations with many co-morbidities and concomitant medications. In addition to these research activities, our group also offers expertise on the design and conduct of clinical trials in close collaboration with the Clinical Trial Center of the University Hospitals Leuven.
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