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Community    Faculty    Clinical    Careers    Community Pharmacy

Community Outreach Brings Pharmacy Care to Where It's Needed Most

The world watched as pharmacists across the globe played a pivotal healthcare role during the COVID pandemic. But engaging in public health is nothing new for the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. In any given year CU Pharmacy faculty and students are on the front lines of education and access to community care.

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date October 17, 2023
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Alumni    Clinical    Careers    Community Pharmacy

Alumna Highlighted for her Work with Walmart

This article was originally featured on Walmart Health and Wellness Linkedin. Alumna Elizabeth Piehl, PharmD '22, has been working in community pharmacy as part of the Walmart team since she was a student. 

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date August 14, 2023
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Research    Faculty    Clinical    Careers    Research Pharmacy

Pharmacy Faculty are Movers and Shakers

This spring, Assistant Professor Kelly E. Anderson, PhD, MPP, watched as drug maker Ely Lilly slashed insulin prices – a move to make insulin more accessible to millions of Americans.

“It was a watershed moment,” she said. 

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date August 08, 2023
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Press Coverage    Faculty    Clinical

The 'Psychological Warfare' of Prior Authorization

"Prior authorization may reduce spending without harming patients in some instances," says Kelly Anderson, PhD, "but in others, it's adding administrative burden, costs, and may be causing harm to patients."

Author Medscape | Publish Date July 06, 2023
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Press Coverage    Faculty    Clinical

Can You Drink Pineapple Juice While on Statins?

Luckily, according to Joe Saseen, PharmD, sure! Statins, a group of cholesterol-lowering medications, have minimal to no interaction with this summertime sweet juice. 

Author Health Central | Publish Date June 07, 2023
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Press Coverage    Faculty    Clinical

Making the Case for Moving From IV to Oral Antibiotics

Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, at the 2023 annual Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) conference, cited a litany of data, including studies released within the previous two months, documenting that switching to oral antibiotics after IV treatment for patients requiring prolonged antibiotic courses is advantageous for them and cost-effective for the health system.

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Press Coverage    Faculty    Clinical

The Role of the Pharmacist in Cannabis Legalization

Dr. Danielle Fixen PharmD, offers her expert opinion on the role a pharmacist plays in cannabis legalization, and notes that it varies from state to state. 

Author Drug Topics | Publish Date March 06, 2023
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Press Coverage    Pharmacy    Clinical

Adderall, antibiotic shortages likely to continue into 2023, Colorado pharmacist says

Kelsey Schwander, PharmD, provides insight and advice to patients during this unprecedented pharmaceutical shortage. 

Author The Denver Post | Publish Date December 07, 2022
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Press Coverage    Pharmacy    Clinical

Can Cannabis Help Patients With MS?

Jacci Bainbridge, PharmD, joined Medscape for its podcast on Multiple Sclerosis. In this episode, she speaks with Anne Cross, MD about cannabis use in patients with MS.

Author Medscape | Publish Date December 01, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Clinical

Jeffres Featured on Breakpoints Podcast

Dr. Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, sounds off on using cephalosporin antibiotics when a patient has a penicillin allergy. Breakpoints is a podcast produced by the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).

Author SOP Communications | Publish Date November 23, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Clinical    Awards

Reynolds Named Educator of the Year

CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Paul Reynolds, PharmD, joined a short list of elite educators earlier this month when he accepted the Critical Care Practice and Research Network (PRN) Educator Award from the American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) at its 2022 Global Conference. The award honors a member who has made substantial and outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacy education at either the undergraduate or the postgraduate level.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date November 02, 2022
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Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmacy    Clinical

The Invaluable Team of Professionals Behind Every PharmD

The Experiential Programs at CU School of Pharmacy are an integral part of its PharmD education, comprising over 33% of the curriculum. The hands-on learning allows students clinical training opportunities to ensure that students have the self-confidence and ability to practice independently upon graduation.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date July 19, 2022
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Pharmacy    Pediatrics    Clinical    Hospital-Based Pharmacy

Orth Helps Develop Pharmacy Protocols for Pediatric Initiative

Any medical professional will tell you that kids need special attention. So, when assistant professor Lucas Orth, PharmD, had the opportunity to work with the Colorado Pediatric Preparedness for the Emergency Room (COPPER) program, he knew it was worth his time.  

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 25, 2022
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School of Pharmacy In the News


Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain Tied to Arrhythmia Risk

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Adults using medical cannabis for chronic pain, especially those with cancer or cardiometabolic disease, have a slightly elevated risk of developing arrhythmia, according to an editorial by Robert Page, PharmD

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Colorado company developing potential prescription psilocybin product

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJanuary 17, 2024

Dr. David Kroll, PhD, says right now psilocybin is listed as a schedule one drug with no medical benefit and a high potential for abuse. “So, it is a risky proposition for these companies," he said, "but the clinical trials that have come out to date have been so promising that these companies have been able to acquire investors."

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The Denver Post

Littleton company developing psilocybin microdosing drug in hopes of FDA approval

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2024

Though they hope to gain FDA approval soon, it may take some time. Dr. David Kroll, PhD, said the company will have additional hurdles to clear with the agency. 

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Neurology Today

Neurology Drugs Are Getting Better—and More Expensive—With More Prior Authorization Hassles

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2024

“The payers are trying to squeeze wherever they can,” said Dr. Kavita Nair, PhD, FAAN, a neurology professor and pharmacy outcomes researcher at the University of Colorado and vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology's Coding and Payment Policy Subcommittee.

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