If you are among the millions of people who take more than one prescription medication at a time, you may be benefiting from University of Washington research. 

People live longer with chronic illnesses these days, using medication to manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Herbal remedies are a multibillion-dollar industry. Sales of natural product supplements have nearly tripled since passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994.

Two University of Washington faculty aim to develop an injectable HIV therapy that can be administered once a week, easing the regimen of daily pills that HIV-positive people must manag

Three prescription sleeping aids are associated with an increase in motor vehicle crashes, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and the Group Health Research Institute.

The livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, displaying radically dissimilar responses to the same pharmaceuticals for reasons that have remained mysterious. 

Chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and medicines are being detected in surface waters and fish nationwide.

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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.


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