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Program developed by pharmacy students receives grant from Target

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.

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