Pharmacists: The Most Accessible Healthcare Provider, Unless You Have a Substance Use Disorder

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August 23, 2022
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.

Fewer Than Half of U.S. Pharmacies Carry One of the Most Effective Drugs for Opioid Abuse

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June 13, 2022
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.

Pharm Fresh: Amaka Epoh

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May 24, 2022
Innovative Discovery and Student Research Hatched Right Here at UT Pharmacy.

Opioid Use Disorder Paper Earns ACCP Award

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October 8, 2021
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.

Texas Pharmacy's Community Engagement Program

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July 22, 2021
The college was awarded the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s 2020 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. This video outlining the community service efforts of the college was included in the virtual ceremony on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 during AACP's annual meeting.

UT Pharmacy Wins Experiential Education Award

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July 8, 2021
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced the winners of its Award for Excellence in Experiential Education and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy experiential program team was included. The award is in recognition of dedication and innovations to the experiential curriculum in 2020-2021.