Texas Pharmacy faculty and students are not afraid to blaze trails, follow their curiosity and experiment—they are the exemplars of burnt orange excellence. On Wednesday, March 29, The University of Texas at Austin’s Pharmacy Council honored and celebrated top educators and student pharmacists from across the college at its 2023 Celebration of Excellence.
Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy Dr. Kirk Evoy spoke to CNN about the possibilities of making naloxone, a medication used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids, available over-the-counter.
P4 students, Megan Yeung, Kami Johnston and Morgan Murchison co-author a peer-reviewed blog in Pulses encouraging educators to adapt to reflect the specific needs of people who use drugs and patients with substance use disorders. This blog also highlights UT Pharmacy as a U.S. leader in substance use disorder and harm reduction education for Pharm.D. students.
Tara Law from Time writes about how few pharmacies carry buprenorphine, a life-saving drug to help treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Lucas Hill, Pharm.D., BCACP, director of the college's Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) program, offers his insight on the issue, and how the DEA's crackdown of the drug puts OUD patients at risk.
A university is only as great as its faculty and the College of Pharmacy went all-in on faculty excellence. On Wednesday, April 6, The University of Texas at Austin’s Pharmacy Council honored and celebrated top educators from across the college at its 2022 Teaching Excellence Awards.
A paper from UT College of Pharmacy researchers was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Paper of the Year from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network. The paper investigates the availability of buprenorphine and naloxone in Texas to treat opioid use disorder.