Steven Pray is Bernhardt Professor of Nonprescription Products and Devices
at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he has taught the required
course in nonprescription products for almost three decades. He has been an
innovator in emphasizing the role of the pharmacist in patient triage with
regard to self-care decisions for minor medical conditions. Students
selected Dr. Pray as the Teacher of the Year in 1995, 1998, and 1999, and he
was awarded the Bernhardt Professorship in 2002 for accomplishments in
scholarship, teaching, and service.
He has published more than 220 articles in pharmacy, medical, and dental
hygiene journals. His peer-reviewed column, "Consult Your Pharmacist," has
appeared regularly in U.S. Pharmacist since 1988.
W. Steven Pray, Professor of
Non-Prescription Products and Devices at Southwestern Oklahoma State
University, has written about resistant lice,
the inadequacies of a chemical approach to
controlling them, and the lack of
safeguards for 'alternative' products.
One of his published articles can be found
Lice: Perfectly Adapted Human Predators, from the American
Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Professor Pray recommends thorough combing as
the treatment of choice and strongly warns against chemical treatments and other
The second edition of his book "Nonprescription
Product Therapeutics" is available through
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.