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Brad Bobel


Consortium's Work Leads State of Colorado to National Recognition

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, housed in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is part of a state-wide coalition recognized with a first-of-its-kind award. The John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health issued its first official recognition of Excellence in the Application of the Opioid Litigation Principles to the State of Colorado for distinction in incorporating the Opioid Litigation Principles into its process for distribution of national opioid litigation settlement funds.

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Alumni    Pharmacy

Wrestling with Fame

Jeff Gold, PharmD, has a name fit for the bright lights, whether it’s the lights of a film crew, or the lights of a professional wrestling match. Those film lights found him for the Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills: Xanax”, as he is a leading psychiatric pharmacist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado and a specialist on medications like Xanax and other benzodiazepines.

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date February 06, 2023
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Faculty    Pharmacy

Developing the Next Generation of Researchers

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is excited to welcome Dr. Manisha Patel as the new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. With her 20 years of research experience, Dr. Patel is bringing a range of experiences and passion for answering the unknown. 

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date January 24, 2023
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Faculty    Pharmacy

Pharmacy Expertise Plays a Leading Role in Personalized Medicine

Pharmacists at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are leading the charge in the field of pharmacogenomics with their knowledge of how genetics influence how drugs work in the body.

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date January 09, 2023
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Faculty    Pharmacy

Associate Dean Takes the Reins of National Pharmacy Organization

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ (CU Pharmacy) faculty have a long history of holding leadership positions throughout the country. Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Brian Hemstreet, PharmD, has recently joined that list after being elected President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Just like how his hobbies of biking and skiing take him to the mountains, he will be bringing his leadership skills to new heights.

Author Brad Bobel | Publish Date November 29, 2022
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School of Pharmacy In the News

Bloomberg Law

State Insulin Price Caps Seen as New Front in Drug Price Fight

news outletBloomberg Law
Publish DateDecember 05, 2023

Colorado and Minnesota are the only two states that have insulin caps for those who are uninsured and underinsured, which researcher Kelly Anderson, PhD, argues leaves room for more states to extend their policies further.

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NBC News

Risks of marijuana and THC on the heart: What you need to know

news outletNBC News
Publish DateNovember 18, 2023

Evidence suggests cannabis may be linked to certain heart problems. Are the risks from smoking marijuana, or is it the THC in weed that could be harmful? “I’m very worried,” said Robert Page, PharmD, “It’s looking like cannabis may be a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease.”

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Littleton Independent

Fentanyl Crisis: Parker, Douglas County and Colorado officials work to educate the community

news outletLittleton Independent
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Synthetic opioid deaths are the number one killer of people ages 18 to 45 in the U.S., said Kristin Carpenter, of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.  She added that although the U.S. makes up nearly 5% of the world’s population, it consumes over 80% of the world’s opioids. 

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What you need to know before a ‘tolerance break’ from marijuana use

news outletCNN
Publish DateNovember 15, 2023

"T-breaks are temporary periods of abstinence, and the goal is primarily to reduce tolerance so that you can have a smaller amount of cannabis to achieve the same effect," explains Robert Page, PharmD. "However, there’s not that much data with regard to this (type of break)."

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