prescription pill abuse http://wfpl.org en Pharmaceutical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcement to Address Pill Abuse http://wfpl.org/post/pharmaceutical-company-helps-train-kentucky-law-enforcement-address-pill-abuse <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">A national pharmaceutical company is helping train Kentucky law enforcement on how to address prescription pill abuse in their communities.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Purdue Pharma helps produce some of the prescriptions often abused in Kentucky, including OxyCotin.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:43:39 +0000 Kenny Colston 5488 at http://wfpl.org Pharmaceutical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcement to Address Pill Abuse Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-hal-rogers-protest-urban-outfitters-prescription-bottle-merchandise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky elected leaders are joining their peers in asking a national clothing retailer to stop selling questionable pint and shot glasses.</span></p><p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers are asking retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling an array of pint glasses, shot glasses and flasks that are made to look like prescription pill bottles.</p><p>The two men have consistently fought for laws to reduce Kentucky's prescription pill epidemic on both the state and federal levels.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:06:30 +0000 Kenny Colston 5299 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise Beshear Signs Pill Mill Fix Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-signs-pill-mill-fix-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Steve Beshear signed on Tuesday legislation&nbsp;aimed at "fixing" 2012's crackdown on pill mills.</p><p>The so-called pill mill fix bill, House Bill 217, exempts hospitals and long term care facilities from constantly running prescribing reports on patients in their care.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:18:04 +0000 Kenny Colston 4333 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Signs Pill Mill Fix Legislation Senate Committee Advances Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/senate-committee-advances-fix-2012-pill-mill-legislation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill addressing issues with 2012's pill mill bill has cleared a state Senate committee, less than a day after it cleared the full House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill calls off</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;some regulations of the 2012 House Bill 1, which cracked down on prescription pain clinics and abuse.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It also exempts hospitals and long term care facilities from pulling KASPER reports every time they prescribe medication.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:20:18 +0000 Kenny Colston 4253 at http://wfpl.org Senate Committee Advances Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Legislation Legislative Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee http://wfpl.org/post/legislative-fix-2012-pill-mill-bill-passes-house-judiciary-committee <p></p><p>A bill addressing problems with last year's prescription pill mill bill has cleared the House Judiciary Committee.</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo is sponsoring the bill, which reduces some tough regulations that followed the pill mill bill. &nbsp;The legislation, House Bill 217,<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;requires hospitals and long term care facilities to still pull KASPER reports, but lessens other regulations on them</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:27:19 +0000 Kenny Colston 4194 at http://wfpl.org Legislative Fix to 2012 Pill Mill Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee Conway Says He's Open to Building More Exemptions Into Prescription Pill Law http://wfpl.org/post/conway-says-hes-open-building-more-exemptions-prescription-pill-law <p>A leading advocate of Kentucky's new prescription pill law says he's ready to listen to doctors who want to change it.</p><p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has made fighting prescription pill abuse one of his top priorities. Earlier this year, he was a leading supporter of House Bill 1, which mandates that most doctors use the KASPER pill tracking system.</p><p>Several doctors have complained that having to put every patient into the KASPER system is burdensome. And Conway says he's willing to loosen some restrictions to help the medical community.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:59:12 +0000 Kenny Colston 1354 at http://wfpl.org