SPECIALTY GRAND CHALLENGE ARTICLE: Translational Pharmacology

Translational Pharmacology

SPECIALTY GRAND CHALLENGE ARTICLE
Front. Pharmacol., 19 January 2017 

Alastair G. Stewart. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia

The challenge for Translational Pharmacology is to improve the predictive value of the tools that are used to qualify the efficacy of a drug candidate. We should briefly consider the range of these tools and provide conjecture as to where the limitations may be and how these may be addressed. As this section of Frontiers develops, we will specifically welcome manuscripts that address ways of improving drug candidate qualification.

There is a crisis in science that extends to medical science and to translational pharmacology. The best publicized aspect of this complex crisis is in the widely acknowledged lack of reproducibility of research findings (Baker, 2016).

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