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Simoni-Wastila Gets Personal During Founders Week Lecture

December 1, 2016

Celebrated pharmaceutical health services researcher examines how personal passions have helped fuel her remarkable career.

SOP’s Shaya Awarded $1.5 Million Behavioral Health Administration Contract

October 26, 2016

Contract will support new educational programs and trainings designed to curtail prescription drug abuse among young adults across the state of Maryland.

Simoni-Wastila Named 2016 Founders Week Researcher of the Year

October 12, 2016

Linda Simoni-Wastila, BSPharm, MSPH, PhD, professor and Parke-Davis Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, recognized for her research on drug abuse and mental health in vulnerable populations.

New Recommendations Offer Guidance to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

January 20, 2016

Dr. Linda Simoni-Wastila joins an interdisciplinary group of public health professionals calling for widespread changes in how opioids are prescribed and opioid addiction is treated in the United States.

SOP’s DiPaula Leads Task Force to Develop Naloxone Guidelines for Pharmacists

September 1, 2015

Guidelines aim to increase patients’ access to naloxone by educating pharmacists on the use and administration of this lifesaving medication.

MPC Provides Data Tracking for State’s Naloxone Administration Program

February 3, 2015

Tracking of patients who receive medication for treatment of opioid overdose will lead to better understanding of outcomes

Student Pharmacists Lead Record-Breaking DEA Drug Take-Back Day

May 6, 2014

In collaboration with University police, students collect more than 130 pounds of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.