AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Taking medications, engaging in healthy lifestyles and quitting harmful habits are vital for good health, but patients often don’t follow the advice of health care professionals and thus put their health at risk.
Two Auburn University professors emeriti address the problem in a new book written to help doctors, nurses, pharmacists – anyone working with patients – assess the patient’s motivation to engage in healthy behaviors, or not engage.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Throughout the month of February, students from the Harrison School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing at Auburn University are teaming up to participate in the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge and raise awareness about the critical health issue.
Medication adherence simply means taking medication as directed by a health care professional. The challenge is aptly called Script Your Future because medication adherence is an important action patients can do themselves in taking control of their future health.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The new class of students in Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy will get a lesson in professional responsibility on Friday, Aug. 10, when attorneys, faculty and staff present a criminal case based on a factual incident involving the death of a young child from a pharmacist’s mistake.
The Harrison School of Pharmacy hosts a mock trial at the conclusion of its weeklong Foundations of Pharmacy orientation course, which introduces first-year students to the Doctor of Pharmacy program and professional responsibility of pharmacists.
AUBURN – Target has awarded a grant to the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy to support a program developed by Mobile pharmacy students to help the Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy meet the needs of the uninsured residents of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties.
Allison Chung, associate clinical professor at the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Mobile campus, said student pharmacists discovered a need for medication therapy management, or MTM, services after running a health screening fair at the non-profit pharmacy last December.
Chung said student pharmacists screened 53 patients in four hours and identified two cases of hyperglycemia and two cases of hypertensive urgencies as a result of inappropriate management of medication therapies. A severe case of pancreatitis was also identified as a result of a duplicated therapy, she added.
AUBURN – Starting next week, student pharmacists from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy will hold a series of community outreach activities locally and in Mobile to raise awareness about the health consequences of poor medication adherence, or not taking medication as directed. All events are free and open to the public.
Auburn University student pharmacists in Mobile and on the main campus are joining with students across the country in conducting activities throughout October, as part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.