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Explore the latest public health research and insights about drugs. 

Narcan spray with its package insert.

OTC Narcan: A Win for Public Health

Narcan, the naloxone nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdose, was just FDA-approved for over-the-counter sale—a major victory for harm reduction advocates and public health. 

Young mothers care for their babies inside a maternity ward in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya on November 7, 2022. Photo by: Donwilson Odhiambo/Getty

This Widely Available Antibiotic Could Save Millions of Moms

Spanning 7 countries, a major piece of global maternal health research found that a low-cost, widely available generic antibiotic can prevent life-threatening sepsis during childbirth in women delivering babies in low- and middle-income countries.  

Drugs Faculty

 Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of drugs? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Joshua Sharfstein
Professor of the Practice
Health Policy and Management

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, works to develop and promote public health strategies, healthcare payment approaches, and regulatory policies that advance health and equity.

Caleb Alexander

G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, is a practicing internist and epidemiologist focused on maximizing the use, safety, and effectiveness of prescription medicines.

Gerard Anderson
Health Policy and Management

Gerard Anderson, PhD, works with policymakers to control health care spending.

Aditi Sen
Assistant Professor
- Adjunct

Aditi Sen, PhD, MA, is a health economist working to design and implement payment and delivery systems that improve quality of and access to care for all Americans.