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UF study raises questions about overmedicating young children diagnosed with ADHD

Researchers in the UF College of Pharmacy determined that a child’s age when diagnosed with ADHD may be a strong predictor of the types and number of medications that are later prescribed to treat psychiatric conditions.

As competition goes down, generic drug prices rise, study finds

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy study found that market competition levels are strongly associated with generic drug price increases.

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Study examines prevalence of psychotherapy surrounding initiation of psychotropic polypharmacy

Graduate student Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., researched the prevalence of psychotherapy among Medicaid-insured patients within six months of initiating psychotropic medication polypharmacy.

Wei Wang recognized with award and travel grant at the 22nd ISPOR Annual International Meeting

Wei presented a research poster at the ISPOR annual international meeting in Boston.

Rene Soria-Saucedo to serve a two-year term at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Established in 2006, PQA is a non-profit alliance with over 200 member organizations focused on improving the quality of medication management and use across health care settings.

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Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

Thank you for your interest in our program. We are proud of our outstanding faculty, graduate students, fellows and staff who possess a passion and commitment to both teaching and research.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy includes a broad range of programs and resources. Faculty is actively engaged in the entry-level PharmD program and its own graduate program, including about 25 PhD students, a small number of residential and more than 150 online MS students. alt text here

The Department’s focus in research and graduate training is centered on the evaluation of drugs and related medical technology. This focus includes classic pharmacoepidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic work in areas such as drug safety and comparative effectiveness, as well as patient safety and program evaluation as related to medication use. We have excellent facilities for quantitative research including a data center with a state-of the art 32TB privacy-approved research server and a variety of billing record and clinical research databases.

UF Health, the largest fully integrated academic health center in the Southeast with all six health colleges on campus, allows broad interdisciplinary collaboration as well as access to a fully integrated electronic health record system. Our graduate program admits students each fall semester and we frequently offer fellowship and internship opportunities.

Almut G. Winterstein, Ph.D.
Department Chair

College of Pharmacy News

RSVP now for the 31st Annual Alumni Reunion BBQ

August 9, 2017

Celebrate the start of another Gator football season with fellow Gator pharmacists at the 31st Annual Alumni Reunion BBQ on September 9.

Common, edible mushroom has potential to kill one type of leukemia cell, UF Health researchers find

Common, edible mushroom has potential to kill one type of leukemia cell, UF Health researchers find

August 8, 2017

Dr. Yousong Ding in the UF College of Pharmacy found the Coprinus comatus mushroom, commonly known as the lawyer’s wig or shaggy mane, killed human T-cell leukemia cells during laboratory tests.

UF study raises questions about overmedicating young children diagnosed with ADHD

UF study raises questions about overmedicating young children diagnosed with ADHD

August 7, 2017

Researchers in the UF College of Pharmacy determined that a child’s age when diagnosed with ADHD may be a strong predictor of the types and number of medications that are later prescribed to treat...

Pursue Greatness Video

July 27, 2017

At the University of Florida of Pharmacy, greatness is our pursuit every day. It’s driven by an innovative curriculum, industry-leading research and a desire to provide patient-centered care. Our...

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Events

POP Seminar Announcement: Chintal Shah

POP Seminar Announcement: Chintal Shah

The UF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy welcomes Chintal Shah as our April 18, 2017 POP Seminar Presenters. Chintal is a first-year PhD student in our […]

POP Seminar Announcement: Yue Cheng and Ziyan Chen

POP Seminar Announcement: Yue Cheng and Ziyan Chen

The UF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy welcomes Yue Cheng and Ziyan Chen as our April 11, 2017 POP Seminar Presenters. Yue and Ziyan are two […]

POP Seminar Announcement: Omotola Olasupo and Mohannad Elkhider

POP Seminar Announcement: Omotola Olasupo and Mohannad Elkhider

The UF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy welcomes Tola Olasupo and Mohannad Elkhider as our April 4, 2017 POP Seminar Presenters. Tola and Mohannad are two […]

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