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Classroom Activities and Teacher Resources

We know that you're interested in providing the best experiences for your students. That's why we've come up with some unique activities that will help your students understand the science behind pharmacy. The following activities will provide you and your students with hours of useful material.

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Colorado Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

The Colorado Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse is the result of a year-long process that engaged national experts and over 200 stakeholders statewide to address a disturbing trend of abuse in Colorado. The plan is a coordinated, statewide strategy that simultaneously restricts access to prescription drugs for illicit use, while ensuring access for those who legitimately need them.

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The Other Drug Problem

Did you know that every day in this country 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time? That one in five teens, or 4.5 million young people, have abused prescription drugs? That more people, teens and others, die from prescription drug overdoses than from either motor vehicle accidents or overdoses of illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin?

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SSPPS Pharmacist Videos

Faculty member Sarah Anderson, PharmD, instructs parents on the differences between OTC meds and candy

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Faculty member Peter Rice, PharmD, instructs parents on the importance of being protected from whooping cough

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Medication Tracking

Did you know that over 30 million Americans take five or more prescription medications? Do you know the names of your meds? If you couldn’t speak for yourself, could someone tell an EMT or medical professional what you need? Knowing this information could mean the difference in how emergency personnel proceed and how quickly care is administered.

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Storing Medicine Safely

If you’re keeping your prescription and OTC medications, supplements and vitamins in your medicine cabinet …don’t. If there’s one place you shouldn't store your medication, it's the exact place where you probably are – the medicine cabinet in your bathroom.

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Skaggs Scholars Program

2017 Awardees of Skaggs Scholars Program grants

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