James McCormack is a professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He received his undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia in 1982 and completed a hospital pharmacy residency program at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver in 1984. He received his doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in 1986 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
His main area of research/scholarly activity is in the area of providing physicians and pharmacists with up to date, evidence based, practical information in the area of rational drug therapy. James has had extensive experience, both locally and internationally, talking to health professionals and consumers about the rational use of medication and has presented over 250 seminars on drug therapy over the last 15 years, now available in podcast from Apple iTunes. Much of this work is done in conjunction with the Therapeutics Initiative www.ti.ubc.ca at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he has written numerous articles in the medical literature on the area of rational drug therapy and has been an editor for two internationally recognized textbooks on appropriate/rational drug therapy.