Spending on specialy drugs

Spending on Expensive Specialty Drugs Triples since 2003

July 6, 2016

Specialty drugs are a relatively small part of total prescriptions filled at the pharmacy, but they are a dramatically increasing part of total prescription spending. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that just … Continued

Daniels and Savage

UNC Health Care Promotes Pharmacy Leaders Daniels and Savage

June 16, 2016

Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D., and Scott Savage, Pharm.D., both faculty members at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, have been promoted to new leadership position at UNC Hospitals and Clinics. Daniels, the executive associate dean for pharmacy clinical practice and an … Continued


Joel Farley Promoted To Full Professor

June 3, 2016

Joel Farley, Ph.D., has been promoted to full professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Farley joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2006 as an assistant professor in the department and was named an associate professor … Continued

Hollis hospital

Hollis and Sauls Win 2016 Paoloni Preceptor Awards

May 13, 2016

Ian Hollis, Pharm.D., and Amy Sauls, Pharm.D., were awarded Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Awards at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 2016 Award Ceremony on April 24. The awards are given annually the the School’s top health care-systems … Continued

Children regularly miss out on receiving counseling from a pharmacist about their medications, according to a study led by Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Pharmacists Missing Chance to Counsel Children, UNC Study Finds

May 12, 2016

Children receiving a prescription medication should be counseled directly by a health care professional, recommends the Institute of Medicine and United States Pharmacopeia. But that’s not happening, according to a new study led by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. … Continued

Mollie Scott, Pharm.D.

Mollie Scott Named ASHP Fellow

May 2, 2016

Mollie Scott, Pharm.D., has been named a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in recognition of the excellence she has achieved in pharmacy practice. Scott is the School’s regional associate dean for the Asheville satellite campus and a … Continued


Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

April 28, 2016

New cancer drugs taken in pill form have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study has found. The findings call … Continued

Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D.

Rodgers Updates Guide for Heart Failure Patients

April 20, 2016

Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D., associate professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Carla A. Sueta, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Cardiology at UNC School of Medicine, have recently completed a fourth edition of their heart failure … Continued

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.

Stephen Eckel Appointed Associate Dean for Global Engagement

March 8, 2016

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., has been appointed associate dean for global engagement of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy effective February 1, succeeding Dhiren Thakker, Ph.D., who served in the role for the past eight years. Eckel will be responsible … Continued

Jon Easter

Jon Easter Joins School as Director of CMOPP

March 7, 2016

Jon Easter has joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as the director of the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy and a professor of the practice. The center, which is embedded within the Division of Practice Advancement … Continued