192 posts categorized "Pharmacy"


The Citizens' Voice: Naloxone can be a legitimate lifesaver

Gretchen Welby P’92 contributed to a column on the lifesaving effects of Naloxone. The column was circulated by The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes Barre and the Scranton Times-Tribune in Scranton. It was also published online.


Harvard Business Review: How Geisinger Health System Reduced Opioid Prescriptions

Michael Evans P’97, Vice President/Chief Pharmacy Officer for Geisinger health system, co-wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review entitled "How Geisinger Health System Reduced Opioid Prescriptions." The company used various methods to reduce opioid prescriptions to help curb addiction to the pain-relieving medications.


Various publications: Scott Jackson, Veteran Biopharmaceutical Executive, Joins GlycoMimetics Board of Directors

Scott Jackson P’88 has been named to the GlycoMimetics Board of Directors.  Jackson is the former Chief Executive Officer of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  


Penn State News: Dickinson Law student receives American Society for Pharmacy Law scholarship

Marc Wagner PharmD’16, now a third-year law student at Penn State Dickinson Law, was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Fink Family Scholarship by the American Society for Pharmacy Law. Established by Joseph L. Fink III and his family, the scholarship supports a pharmacist attending law school who demonstrates academic, professional or service-related achievement and is most likely to use their law degree to further such achievement and contribute to the benefit of society.


Community News: New owners for Hopewell Pharmacy

Hopewell Pharmacy has been run for 31 years by James Palmieri and Gene Ragazzo, best friends who roomed together as students at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. However, when Palmieri bought out Ragazzo’s stake in the business four years ago, he approached his niece, JoAnn Hobson, also a USciences graduate, about selling the pharmacy to her. Hobson and her business partner took over ownership on August 31.  Read more about the community pharmacy legacy reported on by Community News Service.


Alumna Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid Applauds New Law Signed By President Trump to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad P’92 was recognized at the White House last week as President Donald J. Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.


Main Line News: Rosemont, USciences announce doctor of pharmacy partnership

Rosemont and USciences have announced a doctor of pharmacy partnership, Main Line Media News reported. Eligible students will study at Rosemont College for three years then have the option to apply and transfer to the USciences’ PharmD program.


Various Publications: Students step out of the classroom for training in treating opioid overdoses and CPR

USciences hosted more than 150 juniors and seniors from Central High School for a day learning about college-level research and learned about how to give Naloxone, take blood pressure and examine a patient’s vital signs. The students also learned CPR. The event was featured on 6ABC, KYW Newsradio, NBC10, Fox29, and CBS3.     


Pharmacy Times: Community Pharmacist Roundtable

Aakash Gandhi, PharmD’17 participated in a roundtable discussion for Pharmacy Times about the industry and his experience as a floater pharmacist for a large chain.  


The Dallas Post: Foote named college dean

Edward Foote P’87, PharmD’91 is returning to his alma mater as dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences. Foote, of Kingston Township, has been serving as professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy of Wilkes University since 2004. He will start at University of Sciences on July 1. (The Dallas Post)