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Faculty    Podcast    Careers    Academia

'Why Didn’t the Script Writers Just Call Me?'

You’re watching "Bridesmaids." Maybe you know the scene? The bridal party is going dress shopping, but first, they check out a local steakhouse for lunch. That afternoon in the middle of a very posh bridal salon, the unthinkable happens – foodborne diarrhea. Sample wedding dresses are destroyed, and the ladies leave the day on a much different note than they started.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date October 17, 2023
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Pharmacy    Clinical Research    Podcast

The Power of Placebos

In an American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) journals podcast, Dr. Sara Wettergreen, PharmD, speaks on harnessing the power of placebos and mitigating nocebo effects. 


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date October 19, 2022
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Pharmacy    Podcast

Jeffres Featured on Epidemiology Podcast

In a Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) podcast, Dr. Megan Jeffres, PharmD, BCIDP, discusses why intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) conversion has immense potential to benefit patients by preventing unnecessary intravenous therapy associated with risks such as prolonged length of stay, line-associated infections, and excess cost and inconvenience.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date October 12, 2022
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School of Pharmacy In the News

KSUT

Colorado law empowers students in public and charter schools to be Naloxone first responders

news outletKSUT
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Students are empowered to carry and administer Narcan regardless of whether a school district has a policy in place and without permission from schools. The new law also resolves some legal gray areas.
 
“The question was, are the schools immune?” said José Esquibel, director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “Schools wanted to know, ‘Are we going to be liable for something that occurs on school campuses, and could a parent or someone else initiate a lawsuit against the school?’”

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Intricacies of Aging

news outletAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Dr. Sunny Linnebur, who practices at a primary care clinic serving patients over 75, is focused on drug safety and deprescribing. “What I want students to understand is when you give a medication to a 40-year-old it has one outcome, but for an 80-year-old it can have a completely different outcome,” she said. “There are adverse reactions that can lead to hospitalization. We have to be careful and thoughtful about medications in older adults.”

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CNN

Here’s what marijuana researchers have to say about 420 or ‘weed day’

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

“I worry when people are in an enclosed space because new data is beginning to show that secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as dangerous as the primary smoke,” Robert Page, PharmD, said. “Like tobacco, cannabis affects the central nervous system, and there are side effects which tend to primarily be cardiovascular in nature.”

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Infectious Disease Special Edition

Don’t Let Hypersensitivity Fears Discourage Cefazolin Use in Joint Arthroplasty

news outletInfectious Disease Special Edition
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

Meghan N. Jeffres, PharmD, says that her new study demonstrates that cefazolin should be considered first-line regardless of penicillin allergy. “Prosthetic joint infections, in particular, are very bad, with a five-year mortality rate of 30 percent, and preventing them should be high on our list. Our study shows that cefazolin is significantly better than clindamycin and/or vancomycin in achieving that goal, without added HSR risk,” she said.

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