Pharmacy

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Shingles: What is it and why should I get vaccinated?

Almost one out of every three individuals will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the CDC. Shingles, otherwise known as herpes zoster, causes a painful, blistering rash that can have complications that last for months or even years afterwards. However, shingles doesn’t have to be inevitable: there is a vaccine, Zostavax, recommended for anyone over the age of 60.

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Health Science Center announces 2015 Commencement ceremonies, speakers

State and national healthcare leaders will address students graduating in medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dentistry.

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The pressure is on: Disaster Day teaches students how to work together in an emergency

More than 400 students from colleges throughout the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Blinn College participated in the 2015 edition of Disaster Day, an annual exercise designed to give future health care professionals experience working together in an emergency.

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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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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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Sasha Cruz receives summer internship

Texas A&M pharmacy student receives Mayo Clinic summer internship

Sasha Cruz is one of four students nationwide who have been selected to work in the Mayo Clinic's network of outpatient pharmacies this summer.

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Texas A&M pharmacy students receive national award for patient counseling program

Texas A&M pharmacy students were recognized for their medication discharge counseling program at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Memorial in Corpus Christi, Texas. Students teach patients the appropriate administration of Lovenox, which is used to prevent blood clots, proper use of nebulizers to help with breathing problems, and optimizing medication reconciliation.

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Srinath Palakurthi, Ph.D., researchers a way to test generic eye medications in his lab.

Texas A&M researcher receives FDA grant to develop test to bring generic eye medications to market

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy researcher receives a grant from the FDA to develop a test method for finding therapeutic equivalency of topical eye medications. The test method will show whether the medication is equally effective in both the brand and generic formulations. It will also reduce the amount of time and money required for a generic medication to reach the pharmacy shelf.

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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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