June 2, 2014

UW Pharmacy Alumnus Ryan Oftebro Innovates Method for Opioid Overdose Rx

Portrait of Ryan Oftebro Westlake Store

The pain of losing a cousin who mixed methadone with alcohol inspired pharmacist Ryan Oftebro to turn his attention to preventing others from suffering the same fate. Oftebro, ’03, ’12, one of three pharmacist-owners of Seattle’s Kelley-Ross Pharmacy, is participating in a partnership between Public Health-Seattle & King County, the University of Washington, and Kelley-Ross Pharmacy to provide a take-home naloxone kit to anyone who needs it.