pharmacy


December 20, 2017

Pharmacy Conference Keeps Pharmacists Up to Date

On a Sunday morning in a UAMS auditorium, John Kirtley, Pharm.D., engaged his audience in a brief call-and-response dialogue. “How many hydrocodone pills were dispensed in Arkansas last year?” Kirtley asked. Scattered voices called out guesses. Kirtley told them the total: It was 108 million, and another 49 million oxycodone pills also were dispensed in…


December 1, 2017

‘Glass Class’ in Helena Has Offered CE Opportunity for More than a Decade

Each year for the last 11 years, pharmacists have gathered on an autumn weekend in Helena to learn something new about their profession as part of a Continuing Education class. For Becky Hall, Ed.D., the class stirs memories of her father, Gerald Glass, Pharm.D. For more than 50 years in nearby Marvel, Glass ran a…


November 14, 2017

TRI Names Four Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has approved research pilot study awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care. This is the first year TRI has offered awards for pilots focused on implementation…


August 16, 2017

UAMS Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers. “Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to be using opioids in…


March 9, 2017

UAM, UAMS Announce New Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Program

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced on Thursday the new Rural Health Early Admissions Program, which will offer pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Pharmacy. The program, created by a memorandum of understanding between the universities, is designed to help recruit qualified students…