School of Pharmacy

UConn to Host Pharmacist Training to Prescribe Naloxone

The UConn School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Drug Control, is providing the State of Connecticut required training that allows pharmacists who have been trained and certified to prescribe naloxone, an opioid antagonist that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and […]

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UConn, UConn Health Join Yale on Drug Research Initiative

The $10 million initiative will speed the commercialization of drug discovery research.

Prescription medication spilling from an open bottle onto a white textured table top.

A Pharmacist Explains Why Drugs Cost So Much

UConn's Lisa Holle explains how prescription drug prices are set and discusses some of the efforts to rein them in.

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UConn Foundation Raises $78 Million in FY 2015

Giving was up in various categories, including those giving more than $25,000, which jumped 23 percent.

UConn Graduate Student Wins InnoCentive Prize

Imagine sitting at your kitchen table eating your now soggy bowl of cereal as you do every morning. As the caffeine from your morning java starts to awaken your sleep addled brain, you wonder, “If we can send humans rocketing around the Earth, why can’t someone figure out how to keep my Corn Cracklin’ Toasty […]

C. Michael White, professor & head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Designated as Federal Health Care Study Center

UConn's reports will be used by Medicaid and Medicare Services in making health coverage decisions that affect millions of patients nationwide.

For every drug that scientists develop against bacteria (a "move"), bacteria respond with mutations that confer resistance to the drug. In this paper, we show that these "moves" by bacteria can be predicted in silico ahead of time by the Osprey protein design algorithm. We used Osprey to prospectively predict in silico mutations in Staphylococcus aureus against a novel preclinical antibiotic, and validated their predictions in vitro and in resistance selection experiments. Image created for this paper by Lei Chen and Yan Liang. (Courtesy of Duke University).

Getting Ahead of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

A UConn medicinal chemist has developed software with a colleague at Duke that could help make more resilient antibiotics.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare for the Incarcerated

UConn is taking the lead in treatment of incarcerated patients with its Center for Correctional Health Networks.

Amy Anderson, left, professor of pharmaceutical science and Dennis Wright, professor of pharmaceutical science on Jan. 8, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Possible Breakthrough in Battle Against Drug-Resistant Diseases

Two UConn researchers have developed new compounds that appear to be effective against E. coli, MRSA, and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The ABC’s of Managing Your Medications

UConn Health pharmacists give valuable advice on how to take and store your medicines correctly.