Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital

A new study suggests that improved access to pharmacies could help address a problem with hospital readmissions that are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities.

Xanthohumol in lab tests lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

Xanthohumol, a compound found in hops, may have the potential to help address issues such as obesity, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar.

New policies, educational programs help - but don't solve - problems with opioid abuse

New approaches to help limit and "taper" opioid use has been shown to be useful in addressing a major national problem of opioid use, abuse and overdose deaths.

Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment

A new type of drug delivery system aimed at the lymphatic system may improve the treatment of metastatic melanoma and other cancers.

Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly

Research on adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die earlier than their urban counterparts.

Advent of recreational marijuana raises wealth of questions - and some answers

OSU pharmacy experts are working around the state to raise the level of knowledge about the biological impacts of marijuana as a recreational drug.

Single-agent phototherapy system offers significant new tool to fight cancer

A significant new advance in the field of phototherapy may ultimately change the efficacy of cancer surgery and treatment.

Vitamin D, xanthohumol may offer new approach to obesity epidemic

Two natural compounds, vitamin D and xanthohumol, appear to have the ability to address imbalances in gut microbiota that may set the stage for obesity and metabolic syndrome. 

System may offer new hope for personalized treatment of eczema

Personalized moisturizers based on an individual's own lipid profile may dramatically change the treatment of eczema around the world.

Hospice patients, practitioners face quandary about antibiotic use

A survey suggests there remain many questions about how or whether to use antibiotics with hospice patients, and how such medications are used in end of life care.

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