Grant promotes drug safety for rural elderly

April 21st, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Campus News

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy will develop, deliver and evaluate the impact of medication safety education pertaining to the elderly under a $331,000 grant from a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural health and safety education program.

Working with existing community groups, advanced pharmacy students travel to rural communities throughout the state to present public seminars, and faculty will provide continuing education online for practitioners.

The goal is to reduce preventable adverse drug events that disproportionately affect the elderly. For information, call (808) 933-3866.


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