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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...

High school students learn firsthand about pharmacy in California Central Valley

More than 20 high school students from California's central valley city of Fresno spent a day in early February 2005 with local pharmacists in various practice settings to get a close look at pharmacy as a career option.

Pharmacy and law students debate conscience clauses

Whether or not pharmacists or pharmacies should be legally allowed to refuse to dispense medications is the cause of current state and national discussion and proposed legislation. At center stage are contraceptives. Speaking out are right to life and pro choice advocates as well as pharmacists,...

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.

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 L. 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).

Question your prescription

Consumers should ask their doctor or pharmacist details about any new prescription before taking it, according to Bill Soller, PhD, director of the UCSF Center for Consumer Self Care in a recent interview with CBS MarketWatch

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