School of Pharmacy

If you ask the average person what a pharmacist does, you might hear “count pills,” or “dispense medication.” Even health insurers and other payers limit pharmacists' patient care to dispensing medication.

That’s about to change.

In a basement lab deep within the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, a group of scientists works to decode the mysteries of two deadly viruses: influenza and HIV. 
 

Science is typically a series of incremental advances over decades. Scientists may work for decades and never realize their goals.
 

For some lovers of coffee and energy drinks, caffeine is almost as necessary as food and its effects are pretty predictable. But pure caffeine, readily available online, is a very potent, very different story.

A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effe

Over-the-counter medications can relieve your stuffy head and sore throat, but it's surprisingly easy to use them in a way that might create peril.

Women at the University of Washington's School of Pharmacy have for decades played a big role in creating opportunities that benefit today's students.

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"He opens people's eyes to the possibilities of what a pharmacist can do," a University of Washington student says about clinical professor Don Downing.

With the Ebola virus grabbing headlines, we sat down to talk with UW Pharmacy professor Dr. Doug Black, an infectious-disease specialist, to learn more about how he teaches students about a topic that changes so fast.

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