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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

USA Today

Narcan at music festivals? The life-saving drug naloxone is coming to a concert near you

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateApril 24, 2023

Rob Vauluck, PhD, Professor and Executive Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, spoke with USA today about having Narcan available at festivals, and the need for mainstream acceptance of fentanyl test strips. 

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Yahoo News

The 411 on Marijuana Use and Cardiovascular Health

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateApril 18, 2023

Dr. Robert Page, PharmD, co-authored a scientific statement on behalf of the American Heart Association, and discussed the statement with Accesswire on YahooNews. 

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State of Reform

Colorado legislature considering bills to regulate PBM practices, improve access to prescription drugs

news outletState of Reform
Publish DateApril 17, 2023

Dr. Gina Moore addresses the challenges arising from some pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) practices and explains how dispensing machines could improve access.

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Regular Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateMarch 10, 2023

“In young adults between the ages of 18 to 40, we’re seeing a higher amount of recreational use and also increased issues surrounding cardiovascular disease, such as stroke,” Robert Page, PharmD, MSPH, told Health.

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