Keep University Pharmacy on the Campus of Wayne State University in Business

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The goal for this petition is to keep University Pharmacy in business and to continue practicing pharmacy the way it is meant to be.  Your support will demonstrate the impact and need for the pharmacy on campus. I am not only fighting to keep our pharmacy, but for the pharmacy profession as a whole.  Numerous pharmacy students learn and work here to expand their pharmacy practice experiences.  I hope stay open to teach future pharmacy students about how pharmacy is meant to be practiced.


University Pharmacy is a family-oriented and patient-centered independent pharmacy located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan at WSU. The campus provides access to over 27,000 students and over 5,000 faculty members. We do more than just dispense pills.  University Pharmacy continues to be involved in multiple innovative pharmacy services and has performed over 15,000 biometric screenings, 5,000 point of care tests, involved in over 550 chronic disease management, and countless immunizations annually. Some of the services we offer are medication therapy, tuberculosis testing, diabetes management, smoking cessation, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and HIV Testing.


Building lasting relationships and trust for the pharmacist role in healthcare has been one of the biggest hurdles to our mission. Since we were established in 2008, WSU has had four Presidents and three Provosts while the Pharmacy School has had four Deans. There has been a lack in continuity in leadership leading to a disconnect and misunderstandings between University Pharmacy and WSU.  In 2010, we start to offer HIV testing.  WSU believes that the progressive services we offer, like HIV testing, is a liability to the University.  University Pharmacy has disrupted the system so much that WSU decided to cancel our lease agreement.


We must find a way to move past our outdated way of thinking, and be innovative in implementing new opportunities in which pharmacists can add benefit to the role of physicians and other healthcare providers. University Pharmacy clearly plays a vital role in WSU community, and therefore we ask you for your support in helping us take action for what is right.



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