As the start of fall semester approaches, students of the USC School of Pharmacy share updates on how they kept busy this summer, expanding their knowledge by taking on internship and research opportunities.
Using multiple medications with known cardiovascular adverse effects at the same time doubled, and sometimes tripled, the risk for a heart attack, stroke or death among older adults with no prior cardiovascular disease, according to new research published in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety.
The recent Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade will likely result in 26 states implementing laws that restrict or ban access to abortion services. In many of these states, the legislation is so sweeping, it will also impact emergency contraceptives like Plan-B—also known as the “morning after” pill– and possibly prescription birth control.
In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, USC Schaeffer Center co-directors Dana Goldman and Erin Trish – faculty of the USC School of Pharmacy – weigh in on what policymakers should do to keep prescription drugs affordable for patients while encouraging medical innovation.