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High Intensity Statins are No More Effective than Regular Statin Therapy

May 03, 2016

New York, NY -- Patients who were on lower dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate to high intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented here at Touro College Research Day. The results call into question newer recommendations that advocated for more aggressive treatment of cholesterol.  

Genetic Differences May Reduce Pain Relieving Effects of Opioids

May 03, 2016

New York, NY - A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on opioid pain management found that people with a certain gene mutation do not respond as well to opioid pain medications and may need to be managed differently to get relief.  

Touro College of Pharmacy Vaccinates Seniors at Operation Immunization

November 11, 2015

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Pharmacy students recently participated in the school’s third annual “Operation Immunization,” a public health initiative organized by the approximately 70-member student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

Dr. Henry Cohen Named Dean of Touro College of Pharmacy

October 08, 2015
Assumes new role on January 1, 2016.

New York, N.Y. — Dr. Henry Cohen of Woodmere, New York, was named Dean of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP), Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish announced today.  Dr. Cohen, who will assume his new role on January 1, 2016 and will serve Touro in a consultant capacity until then, has had a distinguished career in pharmacy. Currently Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Long Island University Pharmacy, Chief Pharmacy Officer for the Department of Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Residency Programs at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Cohen established one of the premier clinical pharmacy and residency programs in New York State. Dr. Cohen is Past President of the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Heidi Fuchs Appointed Touro College of Pharmacy Director of Admissions Recruitment and External Relations

September 01, 2015

New York, N.Y. Heidi Fuchs has been appointed director of admissions recruitment and external relations of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem, the school announced today.

Touro College of Pharmacy Students Win Top Awards at National Pharmaceutical Association Conference

August 25, 2015

New York, N.Y. – Student leaders from Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) walked away with numerous top awards and scholarships at the conclusion of the 2015 Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) national conference held in July in Orlando, Florida.

Touro College of Pharmacy Graduates Fourth Class

June 09, 2015

New York, N.Y. – In an auditorium packed with family, friends and well-wishers, 92 graduating students of the fourth class of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) received their PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degrees last week at commencement ceremonies held at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium.

Touro College of Pharmacy Student Colleen Kim Receives Prestigious 2015 “Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award” from U.S. Public Health Service

June 03, 2015

New York, N.Y. - Six years ago, Colleen Kim was employed as a software engineer in San Diego, putting her degree in aerospace engineering to work. Engaged to be married and working for one of the leading manufacturers of mobile communications, life was good. 

'Repurposing' Adult Drugs for Kids Usually Evidence- Based

April 28, 2015

Drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults are frequently prescribed for different indications in children, but a poster being presented at Touro College Research Day shows that most of the time there's scientific evidence supporting this medication “repurposing.”

Small Fix Could Yield Big Benefits by Reducing Falls in Hospitalized Seniors

April 28, 2015

A simple change to a hospital's drug ordering system reduces the risk that older people will receive dangerously high doses of medication, according to a poster presented here at Touro College Research Day.