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Graduate of Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Makes Headlines In The New York Times

William Eggleston, Pharm.D., a graduate of Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, made headlines in the May 10, 2016 issue of The New York Times in a story about the abuse of the over-the-counter drug loperamide by opioid addicts. Eggleston, a clinical toxicologist at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, wrote a report published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine about two cases in which addicts died after taking massive doses of loperamide – an anti-diarrheal medication – in place of pain killers. The story in the Times indicated that the practice of abusing the drug may be more widespread than reports suggest. To read the full story, click here.