The International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) enthusiastically welcomes the decision by the Nature Publishing Group to launch its new journal, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. The title of the new journal poses interesting questions for pharmacologists. Why 'Drug Discovery'? Would we have preferred 'Pharmacology'? And do these distinctions even matter, as aren't all pharmacologists involved somehow in drug discovery?
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Fredholm, B., Fleming, W., Vanhoutte, P. et al. The role of pharmacology in drug discovery. Nat Rev Drug Discov 1, 237–238 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrd749
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