2002 News

When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Cipro and related broad spectrum antibiotics are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections, according to recently presented research findings by UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical scientist Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD.
Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hud
Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA
As the number of new medications coming to the market soars and as an aging population requires more medications, the demand for pharmacists is outpacing the supply. But the demand is not equally high in all geographic regions. Some populations are severely underserved by pharmacists who are the only members of the health care team trained thoroughly in drug actions, interactions, and economics.
ACPE accreditation preliminary feedback is encouraging. Governor Gray Davis calls for reductions in spending. 2002 PharmD applications up 40% over 2001.
Drug interactions and symptom management are already difficult for many patients to fully understand. But when patients are deaf or hard of hearing, important details can be even more difficult to communicate.
School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD is being by honored by the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) with the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award in recognition of her history of contribution and service to pharmacy education, practice, and leadership.
Reactions after September 11. The State of the School Address provides a concise summary of our recent history and our future plans. Nilofar Shah completes a relief project for Afghani refugees.