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An Urban County Government employee charged with possession with intent to distribute large quantities of fentanyl in Fayette County was in court Thursday.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a visit to the University of Kentucky to outline the federal government’s role in helping states stem the tide of opioid abuse.

AP

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is sounding the alarm on a new batch of especially potent heroin making the rounds in the state.

AP

Supermarket chain Kroger is taking the lead in supplying anti-opioid overdose drug to customers without a prescription, but purchasing the drug won’t be as simple as picking up a box of Tylenol.

Associated Press

The fight to contain Kentucky’s opioid epidemic is taking many forms and it’s requiring public and private organizations to forge new partnerships.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s needle exchange program is putting a human face on treatment options available for drug users.

AP

This week President Obama is scheduled to attend a major drug abuse conference organized by a Kentucky non-profit.

AP

With 2015’s heroin bill granting pharmacists greater leeway in dispensing the anti-overdose drug naloxone, the challenge now shifts to the education front.

AP

Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he expects lawmakers will wind up reworking language in 2015’s anti-heroin bill during the next session.

Kentucky Drug Overdose Deaths Rose In 2014

Jul 15, 2015
AP

A new report shows the number of people who died from drug overdoses in Kentucky jumped 7 percent last year while the number of deaths attributed to heroin stayed about the same.

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