68 posts categorized "Pharmaceutical"


CBS3: USciences Gets Moving to Fight Breast Cancer

Dr. Isabelle Mercier organized a workout class in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring the issue to the forefront for our students and show how exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer or extend the lives of those suffering from the disease. A representative from the Susan G Komen organization attended our event and it was featured on CBS 3 Philly. This was a collaboration between our scientists and the office of student life’s campus recreation staff. A good time was had by all.     


PhillyBiz: USciences Named Best of Healthcare Education 2017

USciences was named Best of Healthcare Education 2017 by PhillyBiz Magazine.

From the article: 

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of medical care is no easy task, especially in the face of changing government regulations. But our annual Best of Health Care honorees take each step in stride. 

The new bachelor of science in neuroscience offered at University of the Sciences highlights the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience beginning in 2017-18. Students will study the nervous system across a variety of contexts, taking courses with emphasis on the biological, behavioral, theoretical and clinical aspects of neuroscience. Combined with the breadth of faculty expertise at USciences in behavioral and biological sciences; math, physics, and statistics; pharmaceutical sciences and professional clinical programs, this is a unique program. Early and frequent research experience and the diversity of program electives gives students an edge in this competitive and growing field.

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Contagion: Using Ceftazidime-Avibactam to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Madeline King, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, discusses her findings regarding patients treated with ceftazidime-avibactam for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas infections in Contagion.



Philadelphia Business Journal: A prescription for trouble: The Philidor story

Dr. Patricia Audet, a professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business at USciences, was quoted in this month’s cover story for the Philadelphia Business Journal which details the troubled relationship between Phildor and Valeant, which has led to federal criminal charges being filed against executives from the companies.

Audet said episodes like the allegations in the Valeant and Phildor relationship end up harming the industry’s reputation.

“It can damage the overall public trust and lead to [calls for more] government oversight,” she said.

Audet said pharmaceutical manufacturers are not prohibited from owning mail-order pharmacies, AbbVie, she noted, owns Pharmacy Solutions and is “very transparent” about it.

Read the full story in Philadelphia Business Journal.


Pharmacy Podcast: Sunish Shah PhamD'17 featured on Pharmacy Future Leaders podcast

Sunish Shah PharmD’17 was featured on the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast, a national podcast by the Pharmacy Podcast Network, where he spoke about the opportunities he has enjoyed as a student at USciences and how the Doctor of Pharmacy program has helped him to determine a clear pathway for his future career.

Listen to Sunish Shah’s full episode of the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast.


The News Journal: Got dry skin? Here's how to choose the best lotion

Pharmaceutics instructor Jeff Moore was interviewed by The News Journal for a story about how to protect skin in the cold weather.

People typically don't need medicated products to treat dry skin unless it's severe and accompanied by an infection, said Moore. But it does you no good to just randomly swipe the first lotion you find at the drug store.

Carefully choosing the right type of lotion or cream is key for taming dry skin during the winter.

Moore gave us the rundown of what we should know when it comes down to assessing the best product.

"You want to have a barrier or protection layer over the skin," Moore said.

Read the full story on DelawareOnline.

Jeff Moore’s tips for choosing the right creams or lotions for your dry skin was translated to Spanish for publication in Washington Hispanic.


MarketWired: Elsevier Announces Timely New Book, 'Drug Discovery Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease'

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the publication of Drug Discovery Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease, edited by Adeboye Adejare. Dr. Adejare is a professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USciences.

Dr. Adejare's group is interested in the areas of design and synthesis of small organic molecules to probe neurodegeneration; in vitro models of drug absorption and ability to cross blood brain barrier; drug targeting; pharmaceutical profiling; and chemistry of fluoroaromatic compounds. It focuses on the major therapeutic areas of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists and gamma-secretase inhibitors, two mechanisms implicated in neurodegeneration as observed in AD and stroke.

Read the full release on MarketWired.


prnewswire.com: SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Senior Industry Hires

Christine Rosser, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical regulatory expertise at global pharma companies including Pfizer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and other well-known pharmaceutical firms. Her previous roles include director of U.S. regulatory advertising and promotion at Pfizer, promotional regulatory affairs director at Endo, and director of regulatory affairs at the since-acquired Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennsylvania's Albright College and a Master of Science in Cell Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scilex-pharmaceuticals-announces-senior-industry-hires-300224613.html


CBS Philly: Philadelphia Residents Dig Out After Record Snowstorm

From the streets to the sidewalk, University of the Sciences student Mahima Singh PhD'19 says more should have been done...

Read/watch the clip at CBS Philly: Philadelphia Residents Dig Out After Record Snowstorm


Terre Haute Tribune Star: Historical Treasure: Baur's Pharmacy served community for nearly 100 years

Baur’s Pharmacy was a household name in Terre Haute for nearly a century. It was founded in 1866 by John Jacob Baur, an emigrant from Zurich, Switzerland.  Absent an advanced formal education himself, Mr. John Jacob Baur sent sons, Jacob and Charles to the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Read more at Terre Haute Tribune Star: Historical Treasure: Baur's Pharmacy served community for nearly 100 years