Three doctor of pharmacy students at University of the Sciences excelled to the semifinals of the 2014 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge earlier this month in Austin.
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“Pursuing a professional career in pharmacy and beginning my journey as a Mason have been two of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Alexander R. Micale PharmD’16, a fifth-year student at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences.
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Medication adherence is a growing concern for health care professionals today. For this reason, there are various ways to measure medication adherence. This can be done by pharmacists, physicians, or patients themselves. Pharmacists can measure medication adherence through many ways. A cheap and easy way to see if a patient is adherent is to look at the refill rates. These medication adherence rates can be calculated by the medication possession ratio (MPR) or proportion of days covered (PDC). MPR, as stated by Dr. Nau, is the days’ supplied over a time interval. The PDC is the number of days covered...
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You're invited to join students in the physician assistant studies program at USciences as they celebrate America’s more than 100,000 clinically practicing physician assistants during PA Week 2014, Oct. 6-12.
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“Medication adherence is the degree that patients follow (adhere) the directions provided by a healthcare provider.” Medication adherence is measured as a percentage of medication the patient consumed, following the proper directions, during a time-period. The prescribed directions taken into consideration in this percentage include the number of doses and the dosing interval. Medication compliance is a term used in the past that is similar to medication adherence. However, there are a few critical differences. The ISPOR work group believes the word compliance means to follow a command. The authors proposed the definition of compliance to include patient conformity to...
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Physics professor Paul Halpern, PhD, will serve as the guest presenter for the Y.A.L.E. School's Philadelphia campus open house on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-9 p.m.
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Sixty students and faculty from the University’s Department of Occupational Therapy joined the more than 550 occupational therapy practitioners and students from across the nation for this year's American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15.
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Medications – both prescription and non-prescription drugs – are found in most every home in the US. They treat our colds, maintain our blood pressure and even help us manage the aches and pains of every-day living. Additionally, we use personal care products (PCPs) such as vitamins and sunscreens. However, when these expire or are otherwise no longer useful, they can pose a risk to you and others in your household, so it’s a good idea to dispose of them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers unused or expired medications and personal products as household hazardous waste. As...
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As young women across the United States adapt to their busy college lifestyles, physician assistant studies professor Joan Ward, MS, PA-C, at University of the Sciences, urges them to stay on top of their preventative health screenings.
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Pharmacy students from University of the Sciences and other U.S. colleges recently learned about the growing career opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry from alumni of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
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