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Performance drugs focus of forum
March 6, 2008

PULLMAN — Some athletes turn to steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) to get a competitive edge. Some baby boomers do the same, trying to look younger in order to boost their careers and social lives. 


“The issue of performance-enhancing drugs goes far beyond sports,” said Jennifer Beller, an associate professor at Washington State University who serves as a consultant to the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the Clean Sport Alliance. “The boomers are trying to get an advantage in life. They hear Sylvester Stallone and Suzanne Somers call HGH the fountain of youth.”


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Drugs for dogs: aligning medications to breeds
March 15, 2006

PULLMAN – Every dog has his day, and someday, every dog may have his own drug profile. Washington State University veterinary pharmacologist Katrina Mealey has launched a study of how different breeds of dogs react to common medications, and is asking dog owners in the Pacific Northwest for their help. The work was spurred by Mealey’s discovery a few years ago that dogs of herding breeds have a high risk of carrying a mutation that renders normally harmless drugs deadly. “Different breeds react differently to different drugs,” said Mealey. “If you test it in a beagle, it’s fine,” but in a herding dog the same … » More …

National speaker to address Medicare drug reform
October 15, 2004

Susan Winckler, staff counsel of the American Pharmacists Association, will speak on the “Medicare Drug Benefit: Threat, Opportunity or Both,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, for this year’s Allen I. White Lecture.Presented by the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at WSU Spokane, the free public lecture will be in the Phase I Classroom Building auditorium, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., on the Riverpoint campus. To ensure seating, attendees need to contact Joyce Harbison, 509-358-7667or Pharmacy continuing education credit is available. A reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m. For details see A registered pharmacist and attorney, Winckler will: • review … » More …