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Research Group in Social Pharmacy

Social pharmacy is the field where natural sciences meet humanistic and social sciences. Knowledge of medications and their effects, which are a pharmacist’s professional expertise, are built on subjects such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics and physiology. However, the social and humanistic perspective is important to understand people’s beliefs and attitudes towards medicine use, and how rational medicine use in the population can be promoted.

Who are we?

The Research group in Social Pharmacy have focus on medicine use and patient safety. We collaborate with several institutions, both on a national and international level. The research group also undertake teaching of pharmacy practice in the pharmacist education at UoB.

Through research and teaching we aim to make both students and others acquainted with the tasks and responsibilities of pharmacists, and provide them with knowledge, skills and behaviour which could contribute to safe an efficient medicine use in both individuals and the society as a whole.

Read more about us and our current projects here!

New publication

Are we overtreating nursing home patients with diabetes?

PhD candidate Lillan Mo Andreassen have investigated drug therapy and glycemic control in nursing home patients with diabetes, and found very low blood glucose levels in several of them.

Cranberry safe in pregnancy

Use of cranberry during pregnancy is not associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, Ph.D. candidate Kristine Heitmann concludes in her new paper. Simultaneously, she emphasizes the importance of treating detected urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics, as cranberry has not shown to be...

Enhancing research collaboration with UEA

Research Group in Social Pharmacy recently invited researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) to Bergen to discuss future research collaboration and how we can strengthen the research within social pharmacy and pharmacy practice at both institutions.