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Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Conference To Showcase Different Faces Of Drug Abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A statewide coalition of drug prevention agencies is holding its annual conference in Lexington this week.  Different Faces of Substance Abuse brings together numerous stakeholders to address problems associated with the misuse and over-use of prescription drugs, according to event coordinator Jeanne Davis with the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Doctors Say New Prescription Drug Law is Flawed

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.

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Local/Regional News
8:50 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Prescription Drug Bill Stalled in Ky. Legislature

Sen. Tom Jensen, R-London (left), reviews the language of a bill to better regulate pain management clinics with Sen. Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, as Sen. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard, looks on. Photo by LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Confusion and last-minute lobbying have potentially derailed what some Kentucky lawmakers considered the hallmark of the current legislative session.

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Local/Regional News
4:03 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Kentucky Joining National Prescription Monitoring Network

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program will soon link up with databases in other states.

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Local/Regional News
2:58 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Conway Testifies Before Congress About Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway was in the nation’s capital Thursday to testify about prescription drug diversion in the Commonwealth.

Conway told lawmakers at a subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee that prescription drug monitoring programs – or PDMPs -- are underutilized.

“If you want to know what you can do to help, help us get all 50 states up with PDMPs and with systems that talk to one another. We can do our jobs if we can get those systems up and running and if we can get the doctors to use them.”

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WUKY In Depth
12:34 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

In-Depth: Putting Kentucky's Prescription Monitoring Program to Work

LEXINGTON, Ky. – They can be bought on the street or obtained through a doctor's prescription. How ever people get them, prescription pain killers can lead to a life of addiction. But for the past ten years, the state has offered a tool meant to curb the abuse. In the second of our three-part series, reporter Brenna Angel examines what Kentucky's prescription monitoring program is doing right, and what it needs to do better.

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WUKY In Depth
12:38 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

In-Depth: Out of the Darkness of Prescription Drug Abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The epidemic of prescription drug abuse affects millions of Americans, and the power of addiction is easy to see in Kentucky. This is the first of a three-part series exploring the problem of prescription drug abuse and what medical experts and public policy makers are doing to try and stop it. Brenna Angel has the story of one woman who nearly lost her life to pain killers. This report contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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