“Operation Naloxone: Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths”
Lucas Hill, PharmD • Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Drug overdoses now steal more years of life in America than heart disease or cancer. Many overdoses could be prevented by increasing access to naloxone, the opioid antidote. Preventing overdoses with naloxone is an example of harm reduction, an approach to drug use that respects individual autonomy and safety. Operation Naloxone provides harm reduction training & resources to students, clinicians, and community members to empower them to save lives.
Lucas Hill earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy before completing a pharmacy residency and faculty development fellowship in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Hill is now a clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He is Director of Operation Naloxone and Principal Investigator for the Texas Targeted Opioid Response: Overdose Prevention Project.