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This past spring, Touro College of Pharmacy implemented its Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Education Program (PDAPEP). Prompted by high rates of prescription drug abuse among teens in Staten Island, PDAPEP is part of New York Senator Charles Schumer’s initiative to combat prescription drug abuse. Along with pharmacy students of Long Island University and St. John’s University, TCoP students visit select Staten Island high schools to promote the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
As a pharmacy student, I was fortunate to go on a medical mission to Haiti this past June to help the underserved in need of medicine and medical aid.
Two P4 Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) students put their pharmacy training to use volunteering for a week this summer in Haiti. Students Sanjay KC and Olga Rashchupkina, who just finished their third year of pharmacy school, joined TCOP’s Dr. Roopali Sharma on a National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) NY mission to the country with 100 other medical and non-medical volunteers.
Each year, hundreds of people in Cambodia are over-prescribed antibiotics. If the patients are lucky to recover from their illnesses, they face an even more daunting possibility: the over-abundance of antibiotics may herald the creation of a super-bug, bacteria that have adapted and become resistant to antibiotics.