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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...

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“Ethical Medicine for Tomorrow’s Practitioners” is Theme for 2019 PHS Day

“Ethical Medicine for Tomorrow’s Practitioners” is Theme for 2019 PHS Day

Current and prospective CPHS students will explore medical ethics and the future of U.S. health care at Pharmacy & Health Sciences (PHS) Day, Thursday, February 21. PHS Day 2019 will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth Anderson, interim dean of the Des Moines University (DMU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and author of Saving the Heart of...

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Drake University occupational therapy doctorate program gains accreditation

Drake University occupational therapy doctorate program gains accreditation

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Dec. 13, 2018) – Drake University is pleased to announce that its occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) program has received accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The council accredited the program for seven years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all...

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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...

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P3 Ryan Cecala Triumphs in 2018 Next Top Entrepreneur Competition

Ryan Cecala, third year pharmacy and MBA student, was crowned this year’s winner of DELTA Rx Institute’s annual Next Top Entrepreneur Competition (NTEC). During the NTEC, students compete in a series of three rounds to show and grow their entrepreneurial skills as they try to solve current healthcare problems. The competition enables student participants to...

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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...

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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...

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Glasow Wins 2018 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award

Matt Glasow, a fourth-year student pharmacist at the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was announced as the winner of the 2018 Future Pharmacist Award during the Next-Generation Pharmacists Award Gala held on October 5 in Boston. Sponsored by Parata and Pharmacy Times, the national Next Generation Pharmacist™ awards program honors pharmacists,...