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Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice builds on the fundamentals of pharmaceutical sciences so that students gain the knowledge and expertise to become skilled pharmacy practitioners once they complete the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. The department provides instruction for some of the courses leading up to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree and is responsible for the majority of the curriculum in the last two years of the professional program (P3 and P4) leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The department's faculty also precept students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and provide pharmacy services at community pharmacies, clinics, and health systems throughout the state.

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SDSU to lead $1M fight against opioid misuse

South Dakota State University has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to implement a three-year project as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Program.

SDSU pharmacist helps patients, providers combat opioid addiction

More patients in South Dakota can receive medications to help them recover from opioid addiction, thanks to the work of Jennifer Ball, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at South Dakota State University.

Community-based programs to help South Dakotans ‘take their medicine’

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in Mary Poppins, but in real life, it’s much more complicated than that.