Substance Abuse

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.

SOP Awarded Federal Contract to Study Abuse Deterrence of Opioid Drugs

November 6, 2013

Research seeks to improve formulation and manufacturing of opioid medications; deter individuals from abusing powerful pain relievers.

MPC Study Compares Outcomes of Non-Medical Buprenorphine Use vs. Methadone

June 6, 2013

Non-medical use of methadone associated with higher hospitalization rates, greater ICU admissions, and worse medical outcomes.

Student Pharmacists Lead Successful Third Annual DEA Drug Take-Back Day

May 7, 2013

Students collaborate with University police and the Maryland Poison Center to collect 83 pounds of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

DuMez Lecture Spotlights Pharmaceutical Treatments for Addictive Disorders

April 19, 2013

Speaker Frank Vocci addresses the history and development of medications used to treat individuals with substance abuse disorders.