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Where patients get prescription opioids: It’s not where you might think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription painkillers.

Overall opioid prescribing skyrocketed 471 Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Yes, it’s true: Wine is good for you — to a point

The Mediterranean diet has become synonymous with healthy eating, but there’s one thing in it that stands out: the wine glass.

Although drinking excessively will essentially kill any benefits of alcohol, mild to moderate drinking is shown to have overall health Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Beringer named chair of Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Paul Beringer, PharmD, has been appointed chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy, effective Dec. 1, 2017. He has served as interim chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy since Feb. 15.

As a practitioner, scholar, educator Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements|

Surgery professor honored for compassionate care

After becoming a patient at Keck Hospital of USC and undergoing a life-saving surgery, a Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty member was inspired to create an award honoring those in the health care field who practice compassionate care. Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Making cancer a disease of the past inspires a legacy of giving

Lisa Hansen stepped among the steel girders, watching proudly as the building around her slowly took shape.

Her family has been a leading force behind many of the facilities at the USC Health Sciences Campus, like the one she was walking Read More »

January 11th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|