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Q&A: Supporting mental health treatment during and after incarceration

It’s estimated 26 percent of jail inmates suffer from mental illness or some sort of serious psychiatric distress. But a survey from the College of Pharmacy, Duluth, found many jails don’t have the infrastructure or planning in place to support those inmates, particularly upon release.

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Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility’s Uganda hub exposes students to global health research

The University of Minnesota’s Uganda hub creates valuable research partnerships and creates opportunities for students to explore global health research. It allowed Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H. student, global health experience under the mentorship of a Ugandan pharmacist and UMN assistant professor Melanie Nicol.

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Unfamiliarity with naloxone rules leads to low prescribing rates among MN providers

A survey from the College of Pharmacy found that many Minnesota providers don’t fully understand naloxone legislation, and many remain wary to prescribe it. The results were recently published in Substance Abuse.

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Art exhibition “To Really See” opens eyes to perception of medication

New art exhibit, “To Really See,” focuses on how patients perceive the medication they take and how it affects their lives on a daily basis.

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Research Snapshot: Complementary and Alternative Medicine use in Diabetic Adults

New research at the University of Minnesota shows increased use of complementary and alternative medicine in U.S. adults with diabetes.

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U start-up acquired by large pharmacy company, Genoa

Medication Management Systems, a U-based start-up, was recently acquired by Genoa, the nation’s leading telepsychiatry and behavioral health pharmacy company.

Medication Management Systems (MMS) was the first company to get its start from the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center, which launches businesses around ideas and technology that are the offspring of University of Minnesota research.

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