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Recent Updates

October 15, 2020
14 national pharmacy organizations released a joint statement recognizing the critical issues we are facing with the presence of two national pandemics, COVID-19 and racism and discrimination. Unfortunately, both issues persist – COVID-19 has resulted in high death rates that disproportionately affect people of color; and the persistence of systemic racism and discrimination continues to contribute to racial and health inequities.
September 30, 2020
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) expresses serious concerns with the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping released on September 22, 2020, and the Office of Management and Budget memorandum that, together, limit diversity, racism, and sexism training for federal employees, contractors and grantees.
September 24, 2020
The year 2020 is one like none other we have experienced. A global pandemic dawned early in the year and brought its full force to the United States in February and March. Forced shutdowns, except for “essential services” that included the work of pharmacists on the frontlines, shuttered businesses and imposed economic hardship on individuals and commerce.
September 24, 2020
The Jie Du Center for Innovation and Excellence for Drug Development will promote innovation through education, training and mentorship. Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and University of the Pacific alumna Dr. Jie Du has donated $5 million to found the Jie Du Center for Innovation and Excellence for Drug Development at the university’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy in Stockton.
September 24, 2020
Pharmacy schools can help address the nation’s obesity crisis by incorporating competencies into the curriculum. Despite public health efforts at all levels of government, obesity continues to be a serious issue in the United States. Defined as having a body-mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher, obesity has been linked to numerous chronic health conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity affected 42.4 percent of U.S. adults in 2017–18.
September 24, 2020
While scientists frequently study and map out future healthcare models for pharmacists and physicians, something is often missing for years: delivering clinical care.
September 11, 2020
The Pharmacy Workforce Center, a nonprofit corporation comprised of nine national pharmacy professional organizations, announced the release of the Pharmacy Demand Report (PDR), a new tool that provides an enhanced measurement of pharmacist demand in the United States by utilizing artificial intelligence technology to analyze hundreds of millions of publicly available online job postings. 
June 30, 2020
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others have ignited strong emotions and continue to shed a glaring light on the day-to-day experiences of Black Americans. Sadly, racism and discrimination are a thread that has been woven into the fabric of this country for far too long.
June 16, 2020
As this issue of Academic Pharmacy Now arrives in your digital inbox, most colleges and schools of pharmacy have celebrated the virtual commencement activities of the Class of 2020. The final weeks of their Pharm.D. education have been like no other class before them. Hopefully, no other group of students, faculty and preceptors will ever have the same experience.
June 16, 2020
Community-based pharmacy is evolving from a place of product distribution into a healthcare destination. Many pharmacists who spend time filling prescriptions keep hearing of a future where their role will be more focused on the patient, not the product.
June 16, 2020
As data science changes the way drugs are discovered and developed, pharmacy schools are exploring the possible benefits for research and patient care. At the Quantitative Biosciences Institute at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, there were hints in January that the world was changing.
June 16, 2020
Dr. Melanie A. Felmlee, an assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, has received a four-year, $1.15 million grant for research that focuses on the differences in the way males and females process GHB.