The grant, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, provides opportunities to strengthen ongoing efforts to combat Kentucky’s drug overdose crisis and reduce overdose-related harms.
Aug. 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day, a time when attention is directed toward raising awareness about opioid overdose and ways to reverse deadly effects. One such way is naloxone, which has become more available throughout Kentucky due to UK’s HEALing Communities Study.
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has selected the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy as one of three higher education entities funded to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder in pharmacies and health care settings.
The University of Kentucky is hosting its fifth annual Substance Use Research Event (SURE) April 24 in the UK Gatton Student Center. This free event showcases translational research conducted at UK focusing on substance use and substance use disorder.