Salud y Fármacos

Una organización internacional sin ánimo de lucro para fomentar el acceso y el uso adecuado de medicamentos entre la población hispano-parlante


Núria Homedes

Antonio Ugalde

Ethics Advisor

Pharmacology Advisor

Mariano Madurga Sanz

Pharmacist (1973), Diploma in Health (National School of Health ENS-Spain) and Diploma in Pharmacoepidemiology (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). He was the Director of the “Mundo Farmacéutico” a pharmacotherapeutic journal (1976-78) and founded the Center for Pharmaceutical Information (Centro de Información de Medicamentos or CIM) at the Pharmaceutical Association of Madrid (Colegio Oficial de Farmacéuticos de Madrid) in 1980.

Since 1986, Mr. Madurga Sanz has been employed by the Ministry of Health, and is currently the Director of the Coordination of the Spanish Pharm

acovigilance System, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). He teaches courses in drug regulation, pharmacotherapy, and pharmacovigilance.

Since 2000, he has taken part in several programs of the Spanish Government Agency for International Cooperation (AECI – Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional), and of its three Latin American Training Centers. Mr. Madurga Sanz has represented Spain at the World Health Organization International Program for Pharmacovigilance, at the European Medicines AgencyEudraVigilance Telematics Implementation Group, and in meetings of the Drug Utilization Research Group – Latin America since 2000. He has published many original and review articles in pharmacovigilance, pharmacotherapy, medication utilization, and pharmacoepidemiology in national and international journals, as well as book chapters on drug regulation and pharmacovigilance. He is a member of several scientific societies ESCP, ISPE, ISoP, DIA, REAP, FACOR, SEFaC.

Pharmacology Advisor

Rogelio Fernández

Rogelio FernándezGraduate of the University of Habana (Cuba) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and specialist in statistical quality control of the Centro Nacional para la Enseñanza de la Normalización de Cuba. He worked for the Cuban pharmaceutical industry in the production of liquid treatments and was deputy director of the Research Center for the Development of Pharmacoepidemiology (CDF) of the Ministry of Public Health in Cuba. In the year 2000 he became professor in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical School of the Autonomous University of Nayarit (Mexico), where he is the Coordinator for Research and Graduate Studies. Vice-president of the Drug Utilization Research Group LatinAmerica (DURG-LA) 2010-2014. Director of the journal Waxapa, published by the Autonomous University of Nayarit. He has published numerous articles on pharmaceutical sciences and education in peer-reviewed and indexed journals. He has taught courses and made presentations on issues related to pharmaceuticals at universities and institutions of Latin American and European countries.

Pharmacy Advisor

Emilio Pol Yanguas

Emilio Pol YanguasUpon graduation from the pharmacy school (1980) he specialized in hospital pharmacy (1984). In 1984 he earned the position of Chief of Pharmacy at the Psychiatric Hospital of Alicante (Spain), which currently is known as Dr. Esquerdo Center. He received his doctorate from the School of Medicine of the Miguel Hernandez University, and his dissertation topic was the determinants and frequency of the use of psychotropics by intellectually disabled persons in the Spanish province of Alicante. In 2002 he completed a Masters in Humanitarian Medicine (UHM) and his thesis was entitled “Pharmaceutical problems in developing countries). He has participated in training activities related to hospital pharmacy in several Latin American countries, in humanitarian aid during emergencies in the fourth world, and has worked with several non-governmental organizations such as the Association of Mental Health Patients and their Families and Physicians of the World – Valencian Community. His interest revolves around the efficacy and safety of medicines used in mental health patients and access to pharmaceuticals by individuals and groups of people who are marginalized and excluded. He is associate professor at the School of Pharmacy of UHM.

Claudio Lorenzo

Claudio LorenzoClaudio Lorenzo, MD, holds a M.Sc. in Medicine and Health with a concentration in Bioethics from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He also received a PhD in Applied Ethics in Clinical Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Lorenzo is Professor in the Department of Public Health and in the post-graduate program of Bioethics, UNESCO Center for Bioethics, University of Brasilia. He is a past member of the National Commission for Research Ethics in Brazil (CONEP), and is currently the President of the Brazilian Society for Bioethics (Sociedade Brasileira de Bioética). (See

Ethics Advisor

Jan Helge Solbakk

Jan Helge Solbakk is a physician (Oslo University, 1987), theologian (Oslo University,1989), and has a Doctorate in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Oslo University, 1993). He has been a Professor of Medical Ethics at the Center for Medical Ethics of Oslo University since 1996. Between 1996 and 2011, Solbakk was Adjunct Professor in Medical Ethics at the Center for International Health of Bergen University. In 2007 and 2008 he was the Director of the Bioethics section of UNESCO, in its headquarters in Paris. He was the chairman of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Collaborates as a bioethics expert with several international organizations (UNESCO, ISSCR, the European Commission, the Association of Europe and Developing Countries for the implementation of Clinical Trials, and the European Research Council. Solbakk has published extensively and participates in several international projects related to ethics training and the ethical consequences of biobanks, genetics, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and stem cell research.

Regulatory and Policy Issues Advisor

Ricardo Martínez

Ricardo Martínez


Dr. Martínez graduated in 1973 from the School of Medicine, National University of La Plata, Argentina, specialist in Cardiology and Health Care Administration. Dr. Martinez has been Chief of Cardiology at the Hospital San Martin, La Plata, and Director of the same hospital in 1987/1992 and 1994/1996. He was Deputy Secretary for Health Planning for the Province of Buenos Aires, General Coordinator for the hospitals of the Province, and Deputy Secretary of Health for the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. He has had executive positions in the Social Security Administration, and has been the Director (Interventor) of the National Administration of Medications, Food, and Medical Technology (ANMAT), Argentina. He is a Member of Editorial Board of the Journal Public Health; Founder of the Civil Association for Public Health; former Professor of Healthcare Organizations, National University of Lanus, Argentina, and a member of community-based organizations dedicated to promoting public of public health policies.

Prescription and Utilization Advisor

Juan Gérvas

Juan Gérvas

Juan Gérvas received his MD from the University of Valladolid (Spain). For forty years, he combined clinical work as a general practice in the Spanish National Health System in Madrid, then in a rural site (Sierra Norte de Madrid) with research and teaching. He has carried out these activities with CESCA (Center for Scientific and Academic Services of Catalonia) a non-profit organization and several universities and centers.

Dr. Gérvas has been an invited professor at the Universities of Valladolid, Automous University in Madrid, Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and the National University for Distance Learning in Spain, the National School of Health (Madrid), the Gaspar Casal Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University. In 2010, he retired from clinical work to focus on teaching and research in his fields of special interest (health care organization, knowledge dissemination, the medicalization of society and information systems). Since 1984 he has been a member of the International Classification Committee the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians, (WONCA ). He is a member of the Editorial Committee and reviewer for several Spanish and international journals. He has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a founding member of No Free Lunch in Spain (NoGracias), and an active participant with medical students in the Farmacriticxs movement. He was the Deputy Chair (2010-2011) of Healthy Skepticism ( ).


A graduate of the University of Malaga (Spain) in both translation and interpretation and nursing, he currently is employed as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, the Regional University Hospital Carlos de Haya, Malaga, and is a translator for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Mr. Muñoz translates pharmacological studies.

The Boletín Fármacos also has 19 Associate Editors, representing 13 countries.Updated January 2012
modificado el 20 de Mayo de 2016

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