University of Kentucky pharmacy professor develops nasal spray to stop heroin and other opioid overdoses

August 7, 2014
by Linda Blackford
Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky has the third-highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, with 23.6 overdose deaths per 100,000 people, according to a 2013 report by the Trust for America's Health.

The report found that the number of drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky — a majority of which are from prescription drugs — quadrupled since 1999.

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