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RB acknowledges Dr Stewart Adams, OBE for his inspirational work

RB was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Stewart Adams OBE, the leader of a team of scientists who discovered and developed ibuprofen.

01 Feb 20191 minute read

Ibuprofen has since become one of the world’s most well-known and trusted pain relievers.

Dr. Adams’ contributions to science, the medical community and most importantly to millions of people around the world are profound. His work in the 1950’s marked a milestone in the development of anti‐inflammatory analgesics and could, in many respects, be seen among the greatest advancements in consumer health over the past 50 years.

RB is honoured to have known Dr. Adams and that he was part of our corporate history, having made his breakthrough discovery while at one of RB’s legacy companies (Boots Pure Drug Company). Dr. Adams’ insight and determination inspires our scientists even today.

RB was incredibly grateful for Dr. Adams’ willingness to collaborate. In fact, our Nurofen team was recently in touch with Dr. Adams and his family to discuss ways to help share his personal story and we will announce very soon ways to celebrate his life and accomplishments.

While society has lost a scientific pioneer, we remain committed to honouring his legacy by carrying on his work to target better health solutions every day.

RB would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Adams.