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WHO Plan for Global Tobacco Control Contested by US

A plan seeded in 1996 by the World Health Organization for an international agreement, [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] [link defunct]," is undergoing final discussions by member states before submission to the World Health Assembly in May. The plan outlines a global regulatory system aimed at controlling the tobacco pandemic, which, if no action is taken, is expected to claim an estimated 10 million lives by the late 2020s.

Ban Voted on Tobacco Industry Funds

UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control policies and the fight against nicotine addiction and tobacco use prevention.

Update from the Dean - February 2003

California budget deficit leads to UC cuts and student fee increases. Scientists move in to Mission Bay. 2003 PharmD applications up 32% over 2002. ACPE Accreditation approved. Exit survey and post-graduate survey results. Honors and awards (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Kuntz, Pohorille, Nguyen, Whitely).

RNA Model Studies Could Lead to Drugs that Halt HIV Replication

Tom James, PhD, chair of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, is looking for new drug models that act directly on RNA rather than protein, where most drug work is now being done. Why?

Tobacco Industry Cover-up of 1981 Passive Smoke Study Revealed

The tobacco industry was the silent partner behind a study to refute an influential 1981 Japanese research study about the harmful effects of passive smoke, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy tobacco policy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD and her colleague Mi-Kyung Hong, MPH. For more information, see "

School Ranks #1

When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Overused Antibiotics Fueling Microbe Resistance

Cipro and related broad spectrum antibiotics are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections, according to recently presented research findings by UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical scientist Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD.

Women of Science Make Fall 2002 Move to Mission Bay

Three UCSF School of Pharmacy women -- Kathy M.

Health Care Providers to Receive Smoking Cessation Training

Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hud

Tobacco Firms Weaken Market for Anti-Smoking Products

Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled “Financial Ties and Conflicts of Interest

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