Our talented faculty are working to solve some of the country’s most pressing health issues, including the widespread opioid epidemic. In the U.S. last year, more than 63,000 people died of a drug overdose, with opioids involved in 75 percent of those deaths. the crisis also hits close to home,, with at least 504 deaths in Colorado caused by opioid overdose. Read More
Instead of taking some time off between his second and third-year, CU Pharmacy student Pulkit Jain turned his summer vacation into a learning opportunity. He volunteered in Cambodia, assisting medical teams under the supervision of physicians. Read More
Most of what you know about opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin and OxyContin is wrong. Your perception of the type of person who becomes addicted to heroin and the underlying causes of the opioid and heroin epidemics might be wrong as well.
Correcting myths and challenging preconceptions were running themes during an evening of TED talk-style presentations about the opioid epidemic held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in January. Read More