Samples of nasal spray delivery device, right, created to administer heroin overdose medicine next to a glass vial to contain the drug, center, the current way to administer the drug in syringe form with nasal attachment, left and needle, used by medical professionals, during a press conference at UK College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2014. The device created by UK Pharmacy prof Dan Wermeling delivers anti-opioid drug naloxone and is in its final round of clinical trials and has received Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Samples of nasal spray delivery device, right, created to administer heroin overdose medicine next to a glass vial to contain the drug, center, the current way to administer the drug in syringe form with nasal attachment, left and needle, used by medical professionals, during a press conference at UK College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2014. The device created by UK Pharmacy prof Dan Wermeling delivers anti-opioid drug naloxone and is in its final round of clinical trials and has received Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Samples of nasal spray delivery device, right, created to administer heroin overdose medicine next to a glass vial to contain the drug, center, the current way to administer the drug in syringe form with nasal attachment, left and needle, used by medical professionals, during a press conference at UK College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2014. The device created by UK Pharmacy prof Dan Wermeling delivers anti-opioid drug naloxone and is in its final round of clinical trials and has received Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

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August 07, 2014 12:56 PM

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

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