2016 Colorado Election Results

House Democrats Speaker election turned out as planned but Majority Leader saw a strong contest from 3 candidates. Speaker of the House: Crisanta Duran, HD 5 – Denver Majority Leader: KC Becker, HD 13 – Boulder Faith Winter and Mike Foote were also nominated Assistant Majority Leader: Alec Garnett, HD 2 – Denver Majority Caucus […]

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee (Rule 28.00.00)

Reason for New Rule: This entire new section of Board rules implements SB 16-062, which creates an advisory committee to advise the Board on matters concerning veterinary pharmaceuticals. SB 16-062 passed the Colorado legislature in May 2016 in response to concerns over excess restrictions relative to veterinary medications and their availability. New Rule Language: 28.00.10 […]

Casual Sale/Distribution of Compounded Products (Rule 21.00.20)

Reason for New Rule: These rules and rule changes allow for the implementation of HB 16-1324, which allows in-state or nonresident pharmacies to distribute compounded products to Colorado-based veterinarians for office use. New Rule Language: 21.00.20 Casual Sales/Distribution of Compounded Products d. A nonresident prescription drug outlet may distribute and compounded product to a Colorado-licensed […]

Reporting to the Board Name and e-Mail Changes (Rule 4.05.00)

Reason for New Rule: The purpose of the new rule updates language around name changes for a licensee, adds a new requirement to notify the Board of a change in email address within 30 days, and eliminates the need to notify the Board of a change in employment.  The majority of communication from the Board […]

CPS Announces Partnership with Precision Policy Group

The Colorado Pharmacists Society Board of Directors is proud to announce that CPS has hired Katie Wolf from Precision Policy Group to perform lobbying activities for the upcoming legislative session. Please join us in welcoming Katie to the CPS team! Katie Wolf Senior Associate, Precision Policy Group Katie Wolf is a Denver native with a passion […]

Pharmacy Intern Disenrollment/ Notification of SBOP (Rule 4.00.10 and 4.00.25) Update

Reason for New Rules: Prior to this amendment, pharmacy interns were continuing to practice in some situations as interns when no longer actively enrolled in a school or college of pharmacy.  These changes defined the terms “enrollment” and “disenrollment” and clarifies reporting requirements to the Board.  New Rule Language: (4.00.10) Definitions “Disenrollment” means the current […]

Department of Corrections Pharmacies (Rule 3.01.10) Update

Reason for New Rule: The purpose of this amendment is to implement HB 16-1152, which allows pharmacies owned and operated by the Colorado Department of Corrections (“DOC”) to distribute drugs, to other pharmacies owned and operated by the DOC. New Rule Language: 3.01.00 Packaging (added The Colorado Department of Corrections to the list of outlets) […]

Non-Profit Description – Donated Drugs (Rule 3.00.81) Update

Reason for New Rule: The purpose of the amendment is to include out-of-state entities as a part of the definition in section “Nonprofit Entity” in section 3.00.00 (Dispensing). This change was suggested by the organization SIRUM, to allow unused, unexpired drugs to be donated to eligible entities in Colorado. New Rule Language: 3.00.81 Definitions (non-profit […]

CDC Releases New Guideline for Prescribing Opioids, Specifically for Pharmacists

In March 2016, CDC published a guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The guideline includes recommendations to improve patient safety and care for people with chronic pain. CDC developed user-friendly resources to make the guideline easy for providers and patients to understand and use. The newest one, released this month, is a brochure specifically […]