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New Stem Cell Therapy Guidelines Approved in Texas

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Image: AHC LogoThe Texas Medical Board has approved new rules regulating adult stem cell therapies. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy, discusses some of the potential problems with the new regulations in Texas.

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FDA and industry not waiting for Congress on drug shortages

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Image: American Medical Association LogoIssues with drug manufacturing has many causes and has led to large prescription drug shortages. Stephen Schondelmeyer, College of Pharmacy, talks about how there is no single cause and no single solution to the drug shortage problem.

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U develops drug for cyanide poisoning

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Image: MN Daily LogoA new drug could make it easier for first responders to treat cyanide poisoning in emergency situations. Steve Patterson and Herbert Nagasawa, Center for Drug Design, talk about how their drug is easier to administer and would work faster than others out now.

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Mayo Clinic and partners to explore new ways to predict and control seizures

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Image: AHC LogoThe U of M College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania and others are teaming up to study new ways to predict and control epileptic seizures in dogs and people.

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U of M ethicists respond to latest conflict-of-interest scandal

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Image: MinnPost LogoFinancial conflicts-of-interest has been a growing issue in medicine. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy and Center for Bioethics, explains that bioethicists have to write about ethical issues related to medicine, health care, and biotechnology for the good of the industry.

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Students use team approach to health care in Phillips clinic

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Image: AHC LogoStudent volunteers from the School of Public Health, Medical School, School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy use an inter-professional approach, combining their skills, to find the best care for patients at a free, student-run clinic in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Glenn McGee raises a storm in the bioethical world | Inside Higher Ed

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Image: AHC LogoProminent bioethicist Glenn McGee will soon be taking a job with a for-profit stem-cell company. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy and Center for Bioethics, wrote about the potential conflict of interest Dr. McGee got himself into.

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What should I know about seeking U.S. medical care?

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Image: AHC LogoMany people now are choosing to take part in medical tourism in order to find the best care. Leigh Turner, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health and Center for Bioethics, explains that people need to do their research to find the best deal.

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Minnesota Partnership Researchers Close in on Drug to Fight Fungal Infections

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers from the U of M and Mayo Clinic are another step closer to developing a drug to combat fungal infections. Michael Walters, College of Pharmacy, is conducting research on new drugs because current drugs are becoming compromised as fungi become resistant to them.

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Drug shortages put patients on edge

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Image: Pioneer Press LogoDrug shortages are a growing problem in many hospitals around the country. Stephen Schondelmeyer, College of Pharmacy, explains that there is no simple solution because each drug shortage has its own story.

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Klobuchar warns drugmakers over tactics that limit supplies

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Image: Star Tribune LogoU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking on the pharmaceutical industry over the problem of drug shortages. Stephen Schondelmeyer, College of Pharmacy, talks about the different aspects pay-for-delay tactics that pharmaceutical companies use.

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Kaler says an external AHC review could be on the way

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Image: MN Daily LogoPresident Eric Kaler is strongly considering an external review of the Academic Health Center. Michael Oakes, School of Public Health, and Colin Campbell, College of Pharmacy, discuss the outcomes of the initial internal review.

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Pundits, PPMI on Tap at ASHP Midyear

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Image: AHC LogoHealth reform is one of many topics at this year's Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. Brian Isetts, College of Pharmacy, explains that safe and effective use of medications is so important to everything that underscores health reform.

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Homemade drug labs fuel dangerous craze

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Image: Star Tribune LogoSynthetic drug makers are working like modern-day moonshiners to cash in on the booming market. David Ferguson, College of Pharmacy, discusses the legality and dangers of homemade drugs.

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Second-hand smoke causes asthma, bronchitis in children

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Image: AHC LogoTobacco smoke has devastating effects on smokers and non-smokers alike, the worst being infants. Stephen Hecht, Medical School, College of Pharmacy and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses how second-hand smoke can lead to asthma and bronchitis in children.

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Spice drugs found in Cleburne County

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Image: AHC LogoDesigner drugs going under the product name "Black Rooster" were being sold in a local convenience store in Heflin, Alabama. David Ferguson, College of Pharmacy, talks about how people really have no idea what they are ingesting when they take designer drugs.

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Doctor to reveal more today about Coach Kill's condition

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Image: Star Tribune LogoThe Gophers football coach is recovering after a routine, but very public, seizure. Ilo Leppick, College of Pharmacy, discusses the lasting effects of seizures and the recovery process in adults.

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Users play chemical roulette

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Image: Star Tribune LogoSynthetic drugs are widely sold as bath salts and incense. But lab tests reveal substances that can kill. David Ferguson, College of Pharmacy, provides expertise about the dangerous effects fake synthetic drugs cause.

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