The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy’s Professional Outreach Development Societies (PODS) are undergoing some changes. Moving forward, the groups will focus on student development through leadership, mentorship, and fellowship.
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students are helping keep unwanted, unused, and expired medications out of the state’s water supplies. As participants in the Iowa Pharmacy Association’s TakeAway program, pharmacies across the state encourage patients to return unused medications for safe and environmentally friendly disposal.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every three deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This month is American Heart Month, raising awareness of cardiovascular health and disease prevention.
As health professionals await revisions of the blood pressure and cholesterol guidelines, CoraLynn Trewet, MS, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor (Clinical) at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, anticipates a “huge role” for pharmacists.
In December 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a recommendation of approval to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) to manufacture a topical prescription drug product for a commercial client. The drug is intended for the treatment of a rare form of cancer.
Robert Osterhaus, BSPh ’52, will be one of three recipients of honorary doctorates from the University of Iowa for their distinguished contributions to public service during the University’s commencement ceremonies in May 2012.