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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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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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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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More seniors taking inappropriate antidepressants, College of Pharmacy study finds

Antidepressant prescriptions for the elderly nearly doubled over a ten-year period, according to a recent study from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. But, many of those prescriptions were inappropriate and exposed seniors to unnecessary risks and adverse effects.

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Research Snapshot: Depression screening in older adults

The number of antidepressants prescribed in the U.S. is skyrocketing as more primary care providers give antidepressants to patients even though many of them don’t have a psychiatric diagnosis.

A group of University of Minnesota researchers set out to study how that trend might be affecting older adults.

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Few teens receive medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Less than one percent of adolescents addicted to opiates receive medications to help them quit, new research shows.  The Journal of Adolescent Health says that’s compared to 12 percent of adults that receive medication.

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