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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. 

 

Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted on March 27, 2018

Held March 27, 2018, American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by asking everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” you can learn if you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds. Click here to learn more.