STLCOP In The News
STLCOP hosted Dr. David Satcher, the 16th Surgeon General of the United States. The St. Louis American, KMOX (1120 AM), and KPLR (Channel 11) covered Satcher’s discussion on health disparities.
Mike Daly appeared on KTVI (Channel 2) to discuss the dangers of splitting pills.
Terry Seaton talked to KTVI (Channel 2) about a study indicating that antibiotics speed up recovery from ear infections in young children.
Ryan Moenster shared tips on differentiating between cold, flu, and allergies on KPLR (Channel 11).
STLCOP’s “Morty The Eutectic” competed against other mascots from the St. Louis area as part of Tim Ezell’s “Mascot Madness,” a basketball and athletic competition. The competition aired on KTVI (Channel 2).
Philip Wenger talked to ESPN.com about New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey’s strained rotator cuff and the implications of the team’s medical staff injecting Toradol, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug.
Dean Wendy Duncan was featured in a Woman’s Day article titled, “9 Things Your Pharmacist Wants to Tell You.”
Ken Schafermeyer participated in a Q&A with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Topics ranged from pharmacy costs for the average consumer to the pricing of drugs for the elderly and the poor. He also appeared on KTVI (Channel 2) to talk about the price of prescription drugs.
The BESt Summer Institute program received The St. Louis American Foundation’s Health Care Advocacy Organization of the Year Award.
STLCOP, the City of St. Louis, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration partnered to form the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative to educate people about the proper disposal of medications and encourage them to clean out their medicine cabinets. The initiative was covered by KMOX (1120 AM), KTVI (Channel 2), STLToday.com, The St. Louis American, and KTRS (550 AM).
Ryan Moenster appeared on KPLR (Channel 11) to explain how to find the correct medications quickly.
Ryan Moenster appeared on KPLR (Channel 11) and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to discuss a drug-resistant “superbug” that emerged in the U.S.
John A. Pieper appeared on Fox 2 News In the Morning and John Brown’s Mindset (KTRS-550 AM) to discuss the importance of cleaning out expired medications from the medicine cabinet.
Mike Daly talked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a report by the National Institute of Health on drug abuse, which estimated that in 2008, 1.85 million people in the U.S. were dependent on or abusing prescription opioids. The story appeared in print and Web-based media including The Republic (Columbus, Ind.); Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.); Reading Eagle (Reading, Pa.); and Seattle Times.
Boo Fest was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The St. Louis American, and Suburban Journals.
Terry Seaton talked to Fox 2 News In The Morning and KWMU (90.7 FM) about the results of a study that found inconsistencies involving medication labeling and measuring devices among 200 top-selling cough/cold, allergy, analgesic, and astrointestinal over-the-counter liquid medications for children.
Nicole Gattas talked to Fox 2 News In The Morning about fabricated research by British doctor Andrew Wakefield linking autism to the triple vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.
STLCOP was selected as a recipient of the 15th Annual Greater St. Louis Top 50 award by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
John Beale was featured in the Missouri Pharmacy Association’s e-newsletter after being honored with the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.