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Pharmacists play a prominent role in your pet’s care

While pharmacists are well known for helping people with their medications, it’s often overlooked that they play a primary role in animal healthcare. While veterinarians prescribe animal medications, pharmacists have had an increased role in preparing and dispensing them.

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Inappropriate antibiotic use fueling antibiotic resistance

Most of the population doesn’t remember a time when antibiotics were not around. Introduced in the 1940s, the life-saving drugs are now some of the most frequently prescribed drugs. When we’re sick, an antibiotic might seem like the best solution, but doctors warn that unnecessary use of antibiotics is detrimental to both personal and public health.

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In The News: Heroin use is on the rise — especially in the Midwest

The use of Heroin in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the increase spans between all demographics, including age, gender and income.

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Pharmacists to take on large role in dispensing medical marijuana

Minnesota pharmacists will continue to be an important part of a patient’s medical team as they take on a large role in prescribing and dispensing medical marijuana.

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Expert perspective: What’s inside dietary supplements?

Rick Kingston, Pharma.D., a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy, addresses the misconceptions of the dietary supplement industry, and explains what consumers should keep in mind when purchasing dietary supplements.

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Promising research for a new antibiotic

A recent study in Nature identifying a potential new antibiotic garnered a lot of attention in the media and research community. Besides identifying a new antibiotic, the study used a method that has the potential to unlock significantly more antibiotics.

Health Talk spoke about the study with Courtney Aldrich, Ph.D., associate professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and editor-in-chief of ACS Infectious Diseases, the first chemical-based journal on infectious diseases.

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