Navigation Links
Minority Residents Living Healthier by Working with Duquesne University Pharmacy
Date:12/16/2011

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This December marks the first year anniversary of the Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Services in Pittsburgh's Hill District, which has served more than 1,280 patients at the nation's first university-owned, community-based pharmacy.

"The day they opened up, I was there," said patient Barbara Strothers. "This truly was the best thing that happened in the Hill in a long time, and I tell everybody."

Strothers, like many other patients, has the chronic conditions of diabetes and high blood pressure. But health outcomes in this historically African-American community are improving as medications are taken regularly, thanks to the pharmacy's influence, say representatives of the nearby Hill House Health Center. In a community where the poverty rate is three times that of surrounding Allegheny County, using medications properly is easier because of the accessibility and services.

Conveniently located, the pharmacy is within walking distance of nearly 850 senior citizens and offers free delivery— eliminating the need to arrange rides or take buses.

The pharmacy also helps patients to find affordable options, said Kim Spruce, Hill House outreach worker. About 20 percent cannot afford to pay for medications, but the pharmacy provides services regardless, said Terri Kroh, pharmacy director. Then expense is no longer a reason to stop a medication.

Cutting-edge medication therapy management mitigates possible side effects and interactions—and encourages patients to comply with medication schedules.

The pharmacy, which looks more like a doctor's office than a typical retail operation selling greeting cards and snacks, also offers a battery of free screenings, on-call services 24/7 and over-the-counter medications.

"The mission of the University is to serve God by serving students, who then go out and serve. The mission of the pharmacy school is to improve health outcomes for patients and communities," said Dean J. Douglas Bricker of the Mylan School of Pharmacy. "There are a lot of medically underserved communities in Pittsburgh; this one is our neighbor."

Duquesne University
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability.

www.duq.edu  

 

 

 

 

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Duquesne University
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Ansell Limited Acquires a Minority Share in Yulex Corporation
2. Kensey Nash Announces a Manufacturing Agreement with and Minority Investment in Orteq Sports Medicine
3. UMDNJ-University Hospital in Newark to Tailor Diabetes Interventions for Low-Income and Minority Groups With Grant From the International Diabetes Federation
4. Patient Navigators Help Minority, Low-Income Cancer Patients Get Life-Saving Treatments
5. Athens, Ohio and the National League of Cities Bring Free Prescription Discount Card Program to Residents
6. St. Louis Park and the National League of Cities Bring Free Prescription Discount Card Program to Residents
7. Six Health Plans Pay $1.5 Million in Incentives to Create Medical Homes for Nearly Half a Million Hudson Valley Residents
8. McLennan County Residents Save $138,000 On Prescription Drugs
9. Arizona Residents Get Help With Medicines Through PPA 2.0
10. Area Residents Can Give a Little, Help A Lot at Shires BIG GIVE
11. American Heart Association Journal Report: Surgical Residents Perform Heart Surgery as Effectively as Staff Surgeons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, ... a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, ... winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by ... 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic and ... the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever ... Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation ... as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):