Pharmacy group provides record amount of naloxone in Kentucky city

Using a mobile pharmacy unit, the Kentucky Pharmacists Association dispensed more than 100 doses of naloxone in downtown Ashland on Friday. The pharmacists group began traveling around the state in the mobile unit last November, following a record number of overdose deaths reported in Kentucky.

Using a mobile pharmacy unit, the Kentucky Pharmacists Association dispensed more than 100 doses of naloxone in downtown Ashland on Friday. The pharmacists group began traveling around the state in the mobile unit last November, following a record number of overdose deaths reported in Kentucky. The group usually gives out about 80 doses of naloxone in a community, and once dispensed 91 doses in one community, but the 110 doses dispensed in Ashland was the highest yet, according to pharmacist Jody Jaggers. Senior Regional Epidemiologist Kristy Bolen said that recipients of the nasal spray completed a training course before receiving the drug, but some individuals who underwent training chose not to receive the free dose.