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Naloxone Atomizer Distribution Project
Thanks to a grant from WellCare of Kentucky, OUR Kentucky Pharmacists Association is distributing naloxone atomizers to combat opioid overdose deaths in Kentucky.
The atomizers allow naloxone to be administered like a nasal spray instead of through an injection – which can be a less intimidating way to deliver the life-saving drug.
The atomizers are to be provided by Kentucky Board of Pharmacy certified pharmacists free of charge to Medicaid recipients when dispensing a naloxone kit. A state law passed last year authorizing certified pharmacists to dispense naloxone via a physician-approved protocol to people who may be at risk for an opioid overdose.
In order to receive free atomizers, a pharmacy must:
If you are interested in becoming naloxone-certified, please visit the KPhA website to access an online, Board-approved training program offered by the Kentucky Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation.
To request atomizers, contact KPhA at 502-227-2303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.