Appalachian College of Pharmacy: Tackling Economic and Health Care Challenges

by Dr. Lu Ellsworth This is Part 3, covering the impact of The Appalachian College of Pharmacy on our region. You can also read parts 1 and 2, discussingUVA-Wise and the Appalachian School of Law. As the Appalachian School of Law began to recover from the wrenching shooting tragedy on its campus on January 16, 2002, coalfield leaders discussed ways to further […]

Conservation Group Seeks Sponsors to Publish Educational Book about the Upper Tennessee Watershed in Virginia

The Virginia headwaters of the Upper Tennessee River consist of three river systems — the Holston, Clinch, and Powell — which together contain more species and varieties of plants and animals than any other watershed in continental North America. The heavily-forested and mountainous region contains 48 imperiled fish and mussel species, 21 of which are […]

Is Smoking Around Children a Form of Child Abuse?

Cigarette smoking is a form of child abuse, says one of the nation?s leading child abuse experts, and it?s high time we recognize it as such.

?More young children are killed by parental smoking than by all unintentional injuries combined,? says James Garbarino, an internationally recognized expert on child protection and the director of Cornell University?s Family Life Development Center. These deaths include almost 3,000 annually due to low birth weight, 2,000 due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and another 1,300 attributed to respiratory infection, asthma, and burns, according to researchers in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

ACP Achieves Top 10 Standing at National Competition

The?Appalachian College of Pharmacy?(ACP) recently placed nationally in the top ten (out of 125 entries) in three categories at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. Second-year ACP student Glenna King represented the College in the APhA National Patient Counseling Competition and placed in the top ten finalists. Mrs. King […]

Judge Finds That Major Tobacco Companies Lied to and Defrauded Consumers and Marketed Directly to Children

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a final opinion in the U.S. government’s landmark lawsuit against the major tobacco companies that found the companies have violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children.