Unsung Heroes on the COVID-19 Front Lines

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Pictured above is (L-R) Dr. Robert Page, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Alison Novak, PGY2 critical care resident, Courtney Shakowski, UCH cardiology critical care pharmacist. Shakowski is seen helping Novak into her PPE respirator before entering a COVID-19 patient’s room. 

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, so does the reliance on health care workers around the world. From social media salutes to neighborhood parades, the world is finding innovative ways to applaud the efforts of the medical community on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. Read More

CU Pharmacy first in Colorado to offer graduate-level cannabis education

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Success of introductory course indicated a need for advanced medical and science education

Industry analysts say the market size of cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could generate up to $2 billion by the end of 2020 — and legal sales could earn up to $23 billion by 2025. The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry reports that 6,694 patients received a physician certification for medical cannabis in the month of April alone, bringing the total number of medical cannabis users on the state’s registry to more than 80,000.  Read More

Study pinpoints metrics of cost-effective screening for type 1 diabetes

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AURORA, Colo.  – Health screenings can catch conditions early, helping patients avoid a condition’s worst consequences or even preventing it from developing altogether. Think of mammograms to catch breast cancer early or high blood pressure screening before a person has a stroke. Screening helps pre-symptomatic patients take actions to reduce their risk of a catastrophic outcome. Read More

Pharmacists on the Front Lines: Critical Care Pharmacists Use Innovation to Combat Drug Shortages

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Dr. Mary Bradley and Dr. Scott Mueller

Note: This story is part of an ongoing series, “Pharmacists on the Front Lines,” which highlights the work of CU pharmacists in the COVID-19 battle. Read the first story here.

Even the most well-stocked hospital in the U.S. is not immune to an all-too-familiar consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: drug shortages. As the FDA monitors the drug supply chain contributing to the supply disruptions and shortage of drug products, pharmacists in COVID-19 units are using their drug expertise to develop innovative solutions. Read More

News roundup: CU Pharmacy faculty provides expertise during coronavirus pandemic

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Associate Professor Sarah Anderson, PharmD, speaks with national news site Newsy about the coronavirus.

During the coronavirus pandemic, experts at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences can be counted on to answer some of the public’s most pressing questions.

From working to develop a treatment to help COVID-19 patients to speaking about the impact on the U.S. drug supply, our faculty members are in the news. Read More