Kelly MacKay

FDA approves over-the-counter use of Narcan, lifts prescription requirement

Narcan kit supplies. PHOTO CREDIT: Kelly Mackay | Contributing Reporter Narcan, a medication used in emergency situations to reverse opioid overdose, was approved for over-the-counter use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 29.  Previous to this approval, Naloxone, the generic name for Narcan, was only available as a prescription drug,…

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Hitting the right note: URI celebrates 20th annual piano extravaganza

Pictured: URI music students performing their pieces at the 20th annual Piano Extravaganza. PHOTO CREDIT: Kelly Mackay | Contributing Reporter The University of Rhode Island Music department welcomed community members to the Fine Arts Center this past weekend for their annual Piano Extravaganza.  This annual, all weekend event combines student performances with community piano players….

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