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  • Fast-Track: Sickle Cell Drug Targets Key Enzyme

    Woster research an awardee in Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures funding; fast-track research focused on developing a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment at MUSC could lead to human clinical trials in as few as three years.

  • Nappi and Haney Honored at MUSC Convocation

    Jean Nappi (MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award) and Jason Haney (MUSC Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Mentor:Clinical/Professional) were recognized for excellence during the 2017 MUSC Faculty Convocation.
     
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    The College

    The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.

  • South Carolina Midyear Reception

    National Pharmacist Day on Friday, January 12

    The National Day Calendar cites January 12 as National Pharmacist Day! Congratulations and best wishes to all the pharmacists working hard to help people lead healthier, happier lives.

     

  • Alumni Ambassador Program Helps Expand Recruiting Outreach

    The MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador Program was a big part of the fall recruiting campaign, in which the College was represented at formal recruitment events at Clemson, UGA, Furman, USC, North Carolina State, the Atlanta University Center and many more. Contact Abby Grady for information.   

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Science

    Faculty nationally recognized for achievement in both teaching and practice provide interprofessional education and training in patient care, critical thinking and professional leadership.


Doris Levkoff Meddin Center for Medication Safety Education Program

meddinWhile drugs reduce morbidity and mortality, and cure or provide palliative treatments for diseases, drugs also produce adverse effects.  These adverse effects can be minor or can cause serious complications, delay recovery, increase hospital stays and cause death.  Further, as the number of medications an individual takes increases the risk of adverse effects increases.  This not only includes the number of prescription drugs but also includes the consumption of non-prescription drugs and supplements (e.g. herbal).  Finally, an additional dimension to the problem of medication safety is patients at risk, children and the elderly.  Children and the elderly are known to respond to drugs differently than the general population, and, as such, are at a greater risk of adverse effects.  In addition, many of the potential adverse effects are not known because most drugs are not routinely tested in children and the elderly.  Thus, insufficient scientific and clinical data impede our ability to identify, treat, and prevent adverse effects, particularly in children and the elderly.
 
The vision for the Doris Levkoff Meddin Center for Medication Safety Education Program to be the leader in identifying and determining the incidence of adverse drug effects, elucidating the mechanisms of adverse drug effects, and educating health care professionals and the public in recognizing and preventing adverse drug effects, particularly in children and the elderly.
 
MUSC College of Pharmacy Closed January 3
Jan 2, 2018 4:44:00 PM EST

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) classes on the Charleston peninsula are cancelled on Wednesday, January 3 due to inclement winter weather conditions forecasted to begin impacting the area around 8 a.m....Read more...

 
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