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Ricardo Hernandez, PharmD, MPH, is a hospital pharmacist in the Baltimore area. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and recently completed his Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. His professional interest in public health includes working to improve patient advocacy and health policy, in particular in the areas where pharmacy and public health intersect, such as the opioid epidemic.

In the fight against the opioid epidemic, states should update their needle and syringe access laws

By | February 8, 2018

During my time as a community pharmacist in Maryland, I often encountered individuals who would approach the pharmacy in search of syringes. Although they would try to disguise their intentions by stating that they needed it for someone else or for an animal, it was apparent why they were there; they were going to useā€¦ Read More »