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Solving for Rx – Cracking the riddle of EpiPen expiration

Some 3.6 million people in the United States rely on epinephrine auto-injectors to save their lives in the event of a severe allergic reaction. But since 2009, out-of-pocket costs for the auto-injector devices have skyrocketed from $100 for two doses to $600, which is problematic because users typically need multiple devices stored at various locations...


Drake Signs Agreements with BVU on Pharmacy, Athletic Training, and Law Programs

Drake University has signed agreements with Buena Vista University (BVU) allowing qualified undergraduates the option to complete advanced health care degrees in an accelerated format. This agreement allows junior students the opportunity to obtain advanced Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) or Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) degrees in a shorter amount of time than obtaining each degree individually. Drake’s Law School has also entered into an agreement for an accelerated program with their jurisprudence...


Gutierrez Selected as Rural Health Fellow

Dr. Cassity Gutierrez, Chair and Director of Pre-Professional Programs, has been selected for the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Fellows Program for the year 2019. Dr. Gutierrez will attend the NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute meeting on February 4-7, 2019 as well as NRHA’s Annual Conference on May 7-10, 2019. A graduation ceremony will be...


Unique Educational Partnership Results in Shared Revenues

The Iowa Clinic (TIC) recently visited Drake University and presented a $75,000 shared savings check to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The payment is the result of a new partnership that has led to improved patient care and increased savings to patients and the health care system.  This unique collaboration between the two...


CPHS Students Secure Iowa Space Grant Awards

Three Drake CPHS Students are recipients of NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awards for the 2018-19 academic year.  Katie Vollmer (P2) and McKenzie Temperly (HSCI Junior), have been selected as undergraduate research fellowship awardees. Caroline Jones (P1) was awarded a NASA Merit Undergraduate Scholarship. “I feel incredibly fortunate and excited for this opportunity!” Katie...