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Kelly Goode on the 1918 pandemic and its lessons for today

Kelly Goode on the 1918 pandemic and its lessons for today Kelly Goode, Pharm.D., visits a key site in the history of the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million people worldwide. Hear what she has to say about what that tragic epidemic can teach us today. Posted by VCU School of Pharmacy on Friday, […]

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 […]

Dr. Rx: Steps you can take to avoid hospital-related infections

By Christian Ruiz Pharm.D. Candidate 2020 Q: I’m getting a procedure done at the hospital soon, and I’m afraid of getting an infection while I’m there. Is there anything I can do? A: Infections you can develop while inside hospitals or other medical settings — including doctors’ offices, rehab facilities or nursing homes — are […]

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 […]

VCU agrees to automatically accept eligible Randolph-Macon College students into pharmacy school

VCU and Randolph-Macon College have signed an agreement to automatically grant admission into VCU’s Pharm.D. program to eligible Randolph-Macon students. Randolph-Macon sophomores who meet VCU’s requirement for health-care shadowing and who successfully complete an on-site interview will be given provisional acceptance into the doctor of pharmacy program under the articulation agreement. If they maintain their […]

Auxiliary Label: Working to build better opioids

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff Opioids are a class of highly addictive pain-relieving drugs derived from the opium in poppy plants. These drugs are at the center of today’s opioid-overdose crisis, in which at least 115 people per day in the United States die after opioid overdoses. If you have ever had your wisdom […]

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