Chris Delcher, PhD
College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky
Healthy Kentucky Research Building
760 Press Avenue, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40536
Completed Projects - (1)
Rural Variation in Access to Naloxone for Opioid Overdose Prevention
This project examined variability in access to naloxone-based metropolitan/nonmetropolitan dispensing counts from a representative sample of outpatient pharmacies across the U.S.
Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Healthcare access, Pharmacy and prescription drugs, Substance use and treatment
Publications - (1)
Medicare-Paid Naloxone: Trends in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal medication. Medicare beneficiaries benefit from access to naloxone because they have high rates of high-dose prescription opioids. This brief examines trends in Medicare-paid naloxone dispensing rates in nonmetropolitan versus metropolitan areas from 2014 to 2018.