Prof Tony Fox
Professor Tony Fox (Department of Pharmaceutical Medicine) is interested in how and when to transition experimental drugs and biological products from the laboratory to the normal volunteer, then to patients, and eventually to the population at large. Thus, he has published on various aspects of drug development, clinical trial design, research ethics, drug regulation in Europe and the USA, and pharmacovigiliance, mostly within the clinical areas of cardiovascular disease (cardiac rhythm disturbances, heart failure, thrombosis), metabolic medicine (lactic acidosis, hyperthermic states), and neuropharmacology (pain, migraine, analgesics and opioids). He is also concerned with improving the decision-making needed to halt unpromising drug candidates at the earliest opportunity, with the least wasted resource, and minimization of undue clinical hazard. Additionally, he is interested in how the medical specialties of pharmaceutical medicine and forensic medicine overlap, and where they might inform each other.