Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has been revolutionized by the recent approval of direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapies. These all-oral DAA therapies achieve high levels of HCV cure when taken as directed, but with a cost of $80,000+ for an entire course of treatment, the cure is expensive. So, who deserves the treatment?
A new study, conducted by faculty members from our school and published online ahead of print in the January edition of Pharmacotherapy, reveals that patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in migraine occurrences when treated with medical marijuana. Read More
Considering a career in pharmacy, or do you already have your PharmD and want a change of scenery? Since Jan. 12 is National Pharmacist’s Day, here are 12 jobs you can do with a PharmD:
- Clinical Pharmacist
- Hospital Pharmacist
- Community Pharmacist
- Veterinary Pharmacist
- Business Owner
- IT Pharmacy
- Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (i.e. Indian Health Service, FDA, and Bureau of Prisons)
- Geriatric Pharmacist
- Poison Control Pharmacist
Want more information or would like to speak with someone about a specific pathway? Check out Rx for Your Success.
Graduates of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are capturing some of the most sought after residencies in the nation. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reported that in 2015 4,358 candidates competed for only 3,006 PGY1 (Post-Graduate Year 1) positions. Despite there being more candidates than residencies, our students are finding themselves competitive, with students placing in top programs at University of California Davis, Johns Hopkins, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Read More
Pharmacy students who participated in the KEZW radio Veterans Fair learned that age is just a number. A 91-year-old WWII veteran was proof of that. With blood pressure numbers and bone density readings that were the envy of people half his age this WWII veteran made all the students shake their heads in wonder. “Every year that I have done this event, I have met the nicest people,” says P-3 Jimmy Mitchell. “Their attitudes are amazing.” With hundreds of attendees, this year’s fair was another successful event.
Wheezing. Coughing. Inability to catch one’s breath.
These are all symptoms of asthma. And for years those with asthma have relied upon inhalers and steroids to help reduce those symptoms and make breathing easier. But medications may be only part of the solution, especially in children with poorly controlled asthma. Read More
Many of my family and friends become envious when the end of the spring semester is near and graduation is on the horizon. They imagine that I am about to embark on three magical months of fun in the sun and are shocked to learn that is not necessarily the case. “What? You work during the summer?” is a question I frequently encounter this time of year and thought this would be a great opportunity to explain what I do during my summer “vacation.”
There is a region in Southwest Guatemala called Trifinio, which is home to a large banana plantation that employs nearly 5,000 workers a day. The people that work at the plantation and reside in the surrounding area live in impoverished conditions with extremely limited access to healthcare.
Selecting rotations can be a bit like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle. You are likely asking yourself: What do I need to know? Where will I fit? How do get all the rotations I want? How can I improve my chances for a residency? What if I don’t know enough? How can I be successful on rotation? It is not uncommon for students to feel overwhelmed by this process, but following these simple steps can help ease the process.
Experts in medications, doctors of pharmacy are on the frontlines of health care administering 20 percent of adult vaccinations, filling 3.7 billion prescriptions annually, and counseling millions of people on a weekly basis. Read More
Seventeen years ago, Diane Van Deren underwent brain surgery at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to stop epileptic seizures racking her body. A golf-ball sized part of her brain was removed and the seizures stopped. Though the surgery was a success, Van Deren experienced an acute reaction to the medications she was given. She became combative, tried to escape from the hospital and had to be physically restrained. Her reaction caught her physicians off guard. Read More