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More Medications, More Potential Problems

March 23, 2016

Baby Boomers are getting older – and taking more medications as they do. One in six are taking a potentially dangerous combination of drugs and supplements, according to a new study. ... Read more

Risky Business: Medication Non-Adherence

January 04, 2016

Not taking medication correctly can lead to a number of problems. ... Read more

Take Your Medicine (Correctly)!

December 16, 2015

Medication non-adherence is a major problem in the United States. ... Read more

ER visits, hospitalizations decline in elderly patients evaluated by DNA testing and predictive medication analytics system

November 12, 2015

YouScript predictive medication analytics, a clinical decision support tool used by doctors to guide genetic testing and improve drug treatments, has been shown to cut ER visits by almost three-quarters and reduce hospitalizations by more than one-third in elderly patients taking multiple medications. Researchers from the University of Utah compared those who received YouScript-guided genetic testing and analysis in a prospective group to those who did not in a matched retrospective cohort. YouScript was shown to reduce ER visits by 71 percent and hospitalizations by 39 percent in the tested population compared to the statistically matched group.... Read more

Karen Wilcox, Ph.D., Named Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology

February 06, 2015

Longtime College of Pharmacy faculty member and researcher Karen Wilcox, Ph.D., has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, effective Jan. 15, 2015. ... Read more

Do You Have Magic in Your Medicine?

September 12, 2014

Some medical cures may sound like concoctions out of a Harry Potter story, not from the pharmacist's bench. ... Read more

Pharmacy professor talks lethal injections at Hinckley Institute of Politics

January 01, 2014

Lethal injection: It’s a hot-button issue with strong opinions on both sides. University of Utah College of Pharmacy professor Jim Ruble, PharmD, J.D., provided a pharmacist’s perspective Wednesday in a presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics.... Read more