Roger Knaggs is one of the only pharmacists across the UK who has developed a career as a specialist in the management of pain. He is a specialist pharmacist in anaesthetics and pain relief at Nottingham and is widely know within the pain community. This presentation will outline the way in which the body handles drugs, pharmacokinetics. He will describe how drugs are metabolised and excreted. Pharmacokinetics can be divided into 4 main areas: absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.