When I decided to pursue a career in pharmacy, I didn’t anticipate that policy would be a significant part of this path. However, nearly every national pharmacy society has an operation focusing on policy, and we are often reminded how important it is for pharmacists to advocate for their profession and their patients. That is why I signed up for a day at the Denver capitol building with fellow pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, and other healthcare professional students for CU AMC Advocacy Day.
CU Pharmacy students, together with students from other disciplines on the Anschutz Medical Campus, have helped launch a student-staffed free clinic serving uninsured adults from the Aurora community. At the DAWN Clinic, student volunteers provide free health services to underserved individuals living in the area. Two pharmacy students involved in the clinic answer some common questions about it in this video.
Students and faculty members from the School of Pharmacy collected 583 pounds of medications at this year’s Drug Disposal Event. Working in conjunction with the University Police Department, our students and faculty members sorted and removed labels from all of the prescription drugs dropped off during the event, which the police then drove to a disposal site.
Three students – two third-year pharmacy students, Kelsey Schwander and Sierra Hill, and one second-year student Adam McHenry – traveled to Florida the end of March to represent CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy during the Medisca National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition. Hear about the team’s experience.
This video shows us the dangers of medicine that looks like candy. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy shows us the dangers and how they are working in the community to teach children how to prevent accidental overdoses. They offer a Pharmacist for a Day teaches students how to medications work.
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
Governor John Hickenlooper announced an education effort to address the growing problem of the abuse of prescription drugs during a Feb. 24 news conference at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Read More