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Faculty    Cancer    Pharmacy    Oncology

Oncology Pharmacists Share Cancer Expertise in Nigeria

NOTE: This article originally appeared in Pharmacy Practice News; Dave Doolittle, writer.

Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, didn’t know quite what to expect in the days leading up to a trip to Nigeria late last year that was designed to help strengthen cancer treatment and care in the African nation. Although she has met several Nigerian healthcare professionals and students as a clinical pharmacy professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences she had no first-hand knowledge of how her colleagues there treated cancer patients.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 03, 2022
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Pharmacy    Oncology

Fulbright Sends O'Bryant to Nigeria

Dr. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, received a Fulbright Specialist Program Scholar Award. A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. On November 27, Dr. O’Bryant left the U.S. for Nigeria with other oncology pharmacists to share her knowledge and experience in cancer care to advance pharmacy oncology practice. She made time to answer questions before her trip about her award, what she expects from the field, and what she hopes to share with medical professionals in Nigeria.

Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date December 01, 2021
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School of Pharmacy In the News


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

news outletCNN
Publish DateNovember 21, 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, again, there’s not that much data with regard to this (type of break). This is something that is emerging, because the question is, does it reduce poor outcome (such as heart attack and stroke)? And does it lead to hazardous use?"

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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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Everyday Health

Can you use medicine and prescriptions past the expiration date?

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateNovember 02, 2023

When you have a headache and only have an expired bottle of ibuprofen at home, is it worth going out to replace it? Peter J. Rice, PharmD, BCPS, explains.

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Toxicant released from sugarcane ash may be causing mysterious kidney disease in agricultural workers

news outletNewsMedical
Publish DateNovember 02, 2023

The burning of sugarcane and rice husks may be releasing a toxicant causing a mysterious kidney disease in agricultural workers, according to a paper by Jared Brown, PhD, and alumnus Keegan Rogers, PhD.

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