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Medicare Part D workshop offered November 12, 2005

A new benefit for prescription drugs will be offered through Medicare beginning January 1, 2006. Medicare recipients who are eligible for this benefit must evaluate their drug benefit options and enroll in a drug plan.

Herbals and dietary supplements: what consumers need to know

The growing use of herbals and dietary supplements calls for increasing consumer education of products, their ingredients and effects, possible interactions with other medications, and much more.

Pharmacy students study ethics of conscience clauses

The ethical issues behind a pharmacist's personal decision to dispense or not dispense emergency contraceptives and other drugs is explored by doctor of pharmacy students at the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, in a required course on pharmacy law and ethics.

Pharmacy students share views on conscience clauses

The pros and cons of legislating a pharmacist's right to refuse to dispense emergency contraceptive medications was the topic of discussion at a meeting held Tuesday, April 19, 2005 among doctor of pharmacy students from the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco and law...

Koda-Kimble reelected to USP Board of Trustees

Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco has been reelected to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Board of Trustees. Her second term begins March 2005 and ends March 2010.

UCSF experts warn against cholesterol quick fix with statins

Steve Kayser, PharmD, clinical pharmacist and cardiology drug expert warns that the risks could outweigh the benefits of making cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, available in the United States without a prescription.

IOM calls for action on complementary and alternative medicines

More than 33% of adults in the US pursue non-conventional medical treatments, therapies, and techniques. These include acupuncture, herbal remedies, and homeopathy, respectively.

Clinical pharmacists specialize in AIDS

From the time the antiretroviral therapy AZT was introduced in the 1980s to treat AIDS, the drug demanded close patient monitoring to be effective. AZT had many side effects and strict requirements for how and when to take it. Misuse of the drug could lead to viral resistance.

Hanoi summit on pharmacists and AIDS

UCSF leaders in pharmacy, international health, and AIDS met with their Vietnamese peers in Hanoi this October to plan how Vietnam's pharmacy workforce can curtail the spread of HIV in Vietnam.

Pharmacist combats AIDS in Malawi

In August 2004 Sharon Youmans, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, traveled to Africa's developing country of Malawi as a trustee of the San Francisco-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA).

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