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The Opioid Crisis and Naloxone Pharmacy Access in the US

Tarik Barakta, PharmD Candidate 2023, Belmont University College of Pharmacy August 2022, for more information please visit Naspa.us, and Safeproject.us Patients visit their community pharmacies about two times as often as they do with their own physician.1 Pharmacists are a major point of intervention for patients, and they can have a long-standing impact on their health. This translates into prescription consultations, immunizations, and complete medication reviews (CMR). As the... Read More
at Friday, October 14, 2022
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Naloxone Saves Lives

   Bailey Dillon, PharmD Candidate 2023 Overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States with recent increases influenced by multiple factors including the COVID-19 pandemic.1 In 2019, over 70% of overdose deaths involved an opioid.2 In 2020, there was a significant increase in opioid overdose deaths with a total of 68,630. This has increased from less than 50,000 deaths due to opioids in previous years.3 Reasons for overdose include: intentional,... Read More
at Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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