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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:

  • Have a naloxone-certified pharmacist on staff
  • Have an active protocol established to offer naloxone
  • Actively dispense naloxone to at-risk Medicaid recipients

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 info@kphanet.org.

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