Small Insulin Study, Huge Diabetes Concerns

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Alan Carter is an adjunct faculty member and alumnus of the UMKC School of Pharmacy. Photo by Brandon Parigo, Strategic Marketing and Communications.

Adjunct and alumnus Alan Carter’s research is rocking the industry

His modest but technologically advanced study centered on only 18 vials of prescription insulin. But what researcher Alan Carter, adjunct University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy faculty member, discovered about them has sent the giant diabetes industry reeling and raised concern among patients and their advocates.

Carter examined insulin bought at multiple pharmacies, supplied by different wholesalers, in Kansas and Missouri. The concentration, or number of insulin units in the liquid solution, was labeled as 100 units per milliliter. READ MORE

Pain, Pills and Problems

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3 questions with a pharmacy professor about the opioid crisis and other drug problems

The research of Maureen Knell, clinical associate professor in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, is being cited with greater frequency in the wake of national leaders declaring America’s opioid epidemic a public-health emergency – a designation typically reserved for natural disasters.

The New York Times, The Kansas City Star and Kansas Public Radio have featured Knell and longtime collaborator Rafia Rasu of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. For years, they’ve been analyzing data from about 690 million outpatient clinic visits by patients who suffer from chronic pain not related to cancer. READ MORE

UMKC Pharmacy Summer Camp: Just What the Pharmacist Ordered!

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UMKC School of Pharmacy has made it a mission to provide an excellent education at an affordable price to students all over Missouri; and in 2005 and 2014 they opened satellite campuses in Columbia and Springfield respectively, to help achieve that goal. Then, in summer 2016, the UMKC School of Pharmacy saw another need and inaugurated a one-day summer experience with the mission of introducing high school and college students to the field of pharmacy, with the added goal to make it available to students across the state of Missouri. Many summer experiences can be expensive and time consuming, so they decided to provide students with an affordable and time-friendly option to learn about pharmacy. Each year has seen the camps fill to capacity at each site: Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is excited to announce that it will hold its third annual One-day Summer Camp this coming June 2018! Students and guests can choose to attend the camp at one of the three sites at the following dates: Columbia—June 1st, Springfield—June 15th or Kansas City—June 29th. READ MORE