All Entries by Sam Hostettler

July 16, 2012

New Tool Helps Decide Best Drugs to Place on Formulary Lists

A new tool to guide decisions about safe and effective medication use has been developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

July 3, 2012

No Link Found Between Asthma Drugs, Suicide Attempts

Treating asthma with leukotriene-modifying agents does not pose an increased risk of suicide in children, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

June 20, 2012

Can Cannabinoid Drug Used for Nausea in Chemotherapy Relieve Sleep Apnea?

No drug treatments exist to treat sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a $5 million three-year federal grant to find out if a cannabinoid drug can reduce sleep apnea and protect against diseases linked to the illness.

May 29, 2012

Facts in Scientific Drug Literature May Not Be, Study Finds

A growing concern with fraud and misconduct in published drug studies has led researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research to investigate the extent and reasons for retractions in the research.

May 23, 2012

Asthma Medications Could Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat in Kids

Medications commonly used to control asthma flare-ups are linked to an increased risk of potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias in young asthma patients, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

March 22, 2012

Grants Aim to Hasten Discovery of New TB Drugs

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received three new federally-funded grants to hasten the discovery of new therapeutic treatments for tuberculosis.

February 27, 2012

Race Determines Proper Dose of Common Antibiotic for Pregnant Women

Race is a key factor in properly dosing the antibiotic azithromycin in pregnant women, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The drug is commonly used to treat bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections of the ears, skin and throat.

January 11, 2012

‘Transformational Gift’ Will Modernize UIC College of Dentistry

The largest gift in the history of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry will modernize outdated clinical facilities and allow the college to assist more patients and better educate its students. The donation of $8.2 million of KaVo Group dental equipment was made possible by a gift from the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation.

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