Category: Auxiliary Label

Auxiliary Label: Meat juice, the cure-all that built a Richmond fortune

Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Richmond, home of VCU, is known for its excellent pharmacy and medical programs. But the city holds another legacy in health care: as the birthplace of a product that once was famous around the world as a source of health and nutrition. That would be Valentine’s Meat Juice. Meat juice […]

How to Be an Entrepreneur, Lesson 3: Go Where You are Needed

By Nicole Carter Auxiliary Label Staff Hope Pharmacy is a new independent pharmacy inside a new independent grocery store, The Market @25th, that is projected to open March 28 in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Shantelle Brown, Pharm.D., is Hope’s owner and operator. The 2003 graduate of Howard University College of Pharmacy believes she […]

P-3 David Doan inaugurates an inspiring new Aux Label series

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff From the author: Each person in my class is remarkable in his or her own way, especially to have come this far in pharmacy school. However, a dozen of them have inspired me in one way or another, and I wanted to share their secrets to success because I […]

Auxiliary Label: The ancient, mysterious history of pharmacy show globes

By Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Unless you have been to an apothecary museum or know someone who is a pharmacist, you probably have not heard of a show globe, but you may have seen one. Show globes are pieces of glassware that are often vase shaped and filled with colorful liquid, often seen in […]

Pharmacists as part of medical team make patients healthier and reduce costs, study says

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff Pharmacists working in collaboration with other health-care providers can improve the quality and cost of care for patients, according to a recent study. A recent article in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy makes the case that pharmacists working as part of the primary-care team can be crucial life […]

How to Be an Entrepreneur, Lesson 2: Find a niche

By Nicole Carter Auxiliary Label Staff Midlothian Apothecary is an independent pharmacy in Chesterfield County, just outside Richmond, that has survived under the same management since 1990. Auxiliary Label’s Nicole Carter met with Janet Darby, a VCU School of Pharmacy alumna, to talk about the business of independent pharmacy today. Auxiliary Label: What is your […]

Auxiliary Label: Antibiotic stewardship research in a community outpatient setting

By Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Antibiotic resistance — when bacteria are untreatable by current antibiotics — is a growing public health concern. To reduce antibiotic resistance, prescribers use antibiotics only when necessary. In hospital settings, experts called antibiotic stewards monitor trends in resistance, prescribing, costs and adverse effects. Prescribing trends are compared to current […]

Auxiliary Label: Lessons from pharmacy school

by Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff In my third year of pharmacy school, as I am beginning to think about choices for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences rotations, I am reflecting on my experience here. When I started, I remember thinking how thriving in pharmacy school was going to be impossible. When classes began I was […]

Auxiliary Label: Pharmacy students take part in community care

By Michael Ong Auxiliary Label Staff I arrived for my afternoon shift at the Charles City County Fair around 1 p.m. With the forecast of rain later on in the day, I hadn’t expected many people to attend. But the large parking lot was full. As I was getting out of my car, a mother […]

“Failure shouldn’t stop you”: an interview with healthcare innovator Hilton Bennett

How to Be an Entrepreneur, Lesson One: Time Commitment By Nicole Carter Auxiliary Label Staff Hilton Bennett is a young man to admire. While studying at VCU, he has been a husband and a father of three. Now 38, he is pursuing a master’s in product innovation. VCU has filed for four patents in the […]