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Pharmacist filling a pill bottle.

Q&A: An important step forward for Rx drug abuse

Every 25 seconds, someone loses their life to a prescription drug overdose; and in 2012, drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury death among 25-to-64 year olds. Pharmacist Bree Watzak discusses what the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is doing to prepare students to combat prescription drug abuse that leads to overdoses, and what national initiatives are on the horizon.

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Pharmacy student reaching for bottle of pills.

Community pharmacists molding next generation of health care leaders

More than 1,000 pharmacists across the state serve as preceptors for the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. These preceptors play a valuable role in giving students real-world experience. One pharmacist in Kingsville has served as a preceptor since the college opened its doors in 2006.

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Choudhury researches in her lab

Texas A&M College of Pharmacy joins forces with Lichtenstein Foundation to stop diabetes in its tracks

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. Medical Research Foundation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi to combat diabetes. Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, will spearhead the project, which seeks to predict the early onset of diabetes and could make a noticeable difference in preventive treatment protocols for the disease.

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Dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

ACPE names pharmacy dean chair-elect for international commission

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy dean was elected to serve as chair-elect for International Commission for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In this role, he serves with site evaluation teams to improve and certify programs at colleges of pharmacy around the world and will represent the International Commission as chair beginning in February 2016.

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A pharmacy student performs a health screening at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

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Dr. Lin Zhu researches in his lab at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

Tiny drug ‘vehicles’ could attack cancer cells without damaging healthy cells

Researcher at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy aims to create nanocarriers that directly target cancerous cells while bypassing healthy ones. The design of his nanocarrier can specifically target the cancer-specific enzyme, efficiently enter the cancerous cells and then release the drug inside. The researcher was recognized in a global award for his novel research.

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Mohammad Nutan, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, researches bioavailability, or the rate and extent at which a substance is absorbed in the body.

Pharmacy researcher looks for ways to increase medication absorption

Researcher with the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy looks for ways to extend the release of medication in the body in order to ease patient care and rehabilitation. The researcher has found ways by using natural materials to prolong the duration of action of medication in the body, making it more convenient for patients.

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Are you making the most out of your pharmacy?

Your pharmacist is more than someone in a white lab-coat at your local drug store; they possess an intimate knowledge of pharmacology and can help you make the most of your treatment plan. Finding the right pharmacy for you can help you gain more control over your treatment and care.

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Fast Facts: Hydrocodone products reclassified

All hydrocodone combination products will be reclassified and more strictly regulated beginning October 2014, experts from the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy share what this means for consumers.

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