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Madison Ward and Brittney Sjulstad


After successful clinical skills challenge, students to compete nationally

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted the 2020 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition, an annual event put on by the Colorado Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSSHP) on Oct. 15.

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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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