prescription drugs http://wuky.org en Lexington Gearing Up For Another Med Toss This Month http://wuky.org/post/lexington-gearing-another-med-toss-month <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. – If you’ve got a medicine cabinet full of outdated or unwanted remedies, now would be a good time to clean it out because Lexington is having another Med Toss event later this month.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“It’s a wonderful opportunity to come out, drop off some un-needed or un-wanted medications, a chance to protect the environment as well and keep the medications from entering our water stream," said Lieutenant Scott Blakely with Lexington Police.</p><p>Blakely added that citizens who participate could be helping to save a life.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:43:05 +0000 Alan Lytle 30203 at http://wuky.org Lexington Gearing Up For Another Med Toss This Month Changes To Prescription Drug Law On The Way To Governor Beshear http://wuky.org/post/changes-prescription-drug-law-way-governor-beshear <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Much-called-for changes to the state's prescription drug law are on their way to the governor.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Senate on Monday passed the final version of a bill that would loosen the law's restrictions to accommodate the seriously ill and elderly, groups that were subjected to the same scrutiny as would-be prescription drug traffickers. The vote was 36-0. The House passed the proposal last week.</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:34:24 +0000 Associated Press 28164 at http://wuky.org Changes To Prescription Drug Law On The Way To Governor Beshear Florence Doctor Suspended After Patient Deaths http://wuky.org/post/florence-doctor-suspended-after-patient-deaths <p>FLORENCE, Ky. - Kentucky medical officials have suspended the license of a Florence physician after 14 of his patients died from drug overdoses. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:37:50 +0000 Associated Press 21231 at http://wuky.org Florence Doctor Suspended After Patient Deaths Med Toss to Collect Old Drugs This Saturday http://wuky.org/post/med-toss-collect-old-drugs-saturday <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - Police departments across the country are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a prescription drug take-back day this Saturday, September 29<sup>th</sup>. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:17:53 +0000 Brenna Angel 21126 at http://wuky.org Med Toss to Collect Old Drugs This Saturday Doctors Say New Prescription Drug Law is Flawed http://wuky.org/post/doctors-say-new-prescription-drug-law-flawed <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lawyers representing a variety of medical organizations from across Kentucky say a new state law aimed at combating prescription drug abuse has had unintended consequences. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:37:30 +0000 Brenna Angel 19171 at http://wuky.org Doctors Say New Prescription Drug Law is Flawed