Dr Malcolm VandenBurg is a General Physician and a Clinical Pharmacologist as well as a Specialist in Clinical Therapeutics and Toxicology. He is available for clinical consultations in relationship to medical issues involving medicines and illegal drugs. This includes:
1. Prescription medicines in all medical conditions
2. The side effects and adverse effects of medicines
3. Interactions between different medicines
4. Dependence and abuse of prescription medicines
5. Withdrawal issues from prescription medicines
6. Use of illegal drugs
7. Medical management for the complications of illegal drugs
8. Medical management in the withdrawal of illegal drugs
9. The effect of illegal drugs on mental and physical health
Dr VandenBurg is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. His training in Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics was in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he trained under Professor Paul Turner.
Research Interests in Clinical Pharmacology
His research interests were the effect of medicines on hormones, neuropeptides, and quality of life.
He has developed drugs in most therapeutic areas including prescription medicines for cardiovascular disease, psychological and psychiatric conditions, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and for the treatment of gastroenterological, rheumatological, neurological, ophthalmic and many other conditions.
Please click here for a full list of drug development programmes developed by Dr VandenBurg (PDF format).
He was Research Director at Merck Sharp & Dohme and was responsible for the UK and European registration for a number of compounds and was on the Global Development Committee.
He was responsible for the UK and European registration of 40 pharmaceutical preparations and the worldwide registration of an antiarrhythmic, antiepileptic, antibiotic and hypnotic.
He has published widely many clinical studies as well as on clinical trial methodology and regulatory practice.
He was responsible for the globalisation of good clinical practice and his book ‘Good Clinical Practice for Investigators’ achieved sales in excess of 50,000.
He owned and lectured in a training company for the pharmaceutical industry.
He has published over 200 papers and lectured widely.
In relationship to illegal drugs, he is experienced in the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of all substances including their physical and mental effects . He is particularly interested in passive smoking, inhalation and absorption of illegal substances, and their effects on behaviour, criminal intent and mens rea.
He is an experienced medico legal expert witness and has been involved in many high profile cases.
He was a Medical Advisor to Release, the drug assistance charity.
He also has extensive experience in the effects of alcohol and an interest in the effects of alcohol, prescription medicine and illegal substances on drink/drug driving and drink/drug sexual assault.
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