Pill Mill http://wfpl.org en 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 OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/conway-ok-possible-changes-pill-mill-legislation <p>Though he pushed for its approval, Kentucky’s attorney general doesn't oppose changes to a law the General Assembly passed last year to curb prescription drug abuse and place restrictions on pain clinics.</p><p>Jack Conway said some of the complaints physicians have made about the bill have merit.</p><p>Conway said nobody wants to prevent Kentuckians who have legitimate needs for pain medications from obtaining prescriptions.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Conti 2849 at http://wfpl.org Conway OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation