In the News

CPS President-Elect Gina Moore featured in the May bulletin of APhA Pharmacy Today’s speaking about Colorado’s landmark pharmacist reimbursement legislation, HB 18-1112. 

“In health professional shortage areas (HPSA), there are pharmacies and community pharmacies that are readily accessible to those patients for services that are within the pharmacist’s scope of practice.”

Read the full story here.

CPS to hire an executive director

At the start of the Annual Meeting, the Colorado Pharmacists Society announced their intention to hire Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS as Executive Director effective October 2018. Read the full story


Congratulations to the 2018 Award Recipients!

The Awards and Installation Dinner took place during the 2018 CPS Annual Meeting on June 21. Congratulations to the award recipients and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

Distinguished Young Pharmacist (presented by Pharmacists Mutual)
Presented to: Jeremy W. Vandiver

GenerationRX Champions Award (presented by Cardinal Health)
Presented to: Jennifer Davis

NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award
Presented to: Amber Cizmic

Pharmacist of the Year Award
Presented to: Joel Marrs

Student Pharmacist of the Year Award
Presented to: Julia Cahill

Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award
Presented to: Angela Fullerton

Bowl of Hygeia
Presented to: Cathy Jarvis

Friends of Pharmacy Legislative Award
Presented to: Rep. Daneya Esgar; Representative Jon Becker

NCPA Leadership Award and McKesson Leadership Award
Presented to: Michelle Anderson, CPS President, 2018-2019


Governor signs five bills to address Colorado opioid crisis

On Monday, May 21st, Governor John Hickenlooper signed five bills into law aimed to combat the opioid crisis in Colorado through prescriber education, substance use disorder treatment and coverage, and prescribing limits.

SB18-22, SB18-24, SB18-270, HB18-1003, and HB18-1007 were all signed at a ceremony hosted by Lutheran Hospital with Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and many bill sponsors and supporters (including CPS members) in attendance.  

CPS had a seat at the table for the Opioid Task Force and helped craft and develop these groundbreaking bills.For more information, visit the CPS live legislative link and join us at the CPS Annual Meeting June 21-22nd for a Legislative Update by CPS Lobbyist, Katie Wolf.



CPS Legislative Day - March 8, 2018

Update: HB 18-1112 passed through the Colorado Senate on March 23 and will now go to the governor for his signature.

The CPS Legislative Day at the Capitol was a great success with approximately 40 pharmacists and pharmacy students in attendance. After observing hearings in the House and Senate, CPS members met with Senators about HB 18-1112, which provides reimbursement for pharmacist-provided services in health professional shortage areas. CPS also offered blood pressure checks and medication advice to legislators and staff, as well as lunch over the noon hour.


The day was a great success and helped raise awareness about the Colorado Pharmacists Society and issues of importance to our profession.

If you were not able to attend the CPS Legislative Day (or even if you were!), check out our Mid-Session Legislative Updates Webinar for a review of specific 2018 legislation and issues that will potentially impact pharmacists. This webinar recording is free for members and only $10 for nonmembers. 

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