In 2013, the Safety Pharmacology Society launched a certification in the field of safety pharmacology. The Diplomate of the Safety Pharmacology Society (DSPS) was an initiative created in response to an SPS membership survey which revealed a need for a certification exam in Safety...
"Much of research pharmacology is about discovering new receptors, new endogenous transmitters and mediators, new pathways, and new mechanisms, and applying this knowledge to discover and develop new therapies for old diseases. However, pharmacology does have a dark side: safety pharmacology"
TEDxColumbus, The Future Revealed.
Despite considerable efforts from both sides there still remains a divide between academia and industry regarding research in this area. Is there a way that the industry can better support academia, and academia the industry?