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New thin strip format for medicines requires consumer vigilance

Dissolving thin strips containing over-the-counter medicines are now being used by consumers to treat their coughs and colds and runny noses.

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.

Physician-focused strategy to cut drug costs failing

Attempts have failed by Health Management Organizations (HMOs) to cut drug costs by putting physicians at financial risk if their prescription costs exceed their medical group's drug budget. This was the finding of a study led by School of Pharmacy faculty member Helene Levens Lipton, PhD, which was released September 5, 2005 in Journal of Health Policy Politics and Law.

Industry data should be shared

The same level of legal scrutiny that applies to research funded by the US government should apply to research funded by industry, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Lisa Bero, PhD, and co-authors of a study that appeared July 20, 2005 in the online issue of American Journal of Public Health.

Giacomini receives Dawson Award

Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist, received the 2005 Paul Dawson Biotechnology Award in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 10, 2005 from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The award recognizes exceptional teaching and research in biotechnology.

Yang named Clinical Research Scholar

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH, UCSF School of Pharmacy assistant clinical professor, is one of nine UCSF faculty members awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support early career development of resea

Wells joins UCSF as first Hind Professor

James Wells, PhD, a leader in the development of new technologies to aid drug discovery and protein engineering, joins UCSF as the first holder of the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Wells will hold joint faculty appointments in the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.

UCSF School of Pharmacy tops NIH funding

The UCSF School of Pharmacy was the largest recipient of 2004 research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among pharmacy schools in the United States. The School's 2004 total NIH award funding was US$23.5 million.

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.

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