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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is encouraging his peers to join him in fighting prescription pill abuse.

Beshear sent that message today at a prescription pill conference in Florida sponsored by Operation UNITE.

For the last few years, Beshear has reached out to Kentucky’s neighbors to share information on prescription pill tracking, in an attempt to reduce the problem in the commonwealth.

Partnerships with Ohio and Florida are the two most significant agreements Beshear has made, but in his remarks at the conference he encouraged all states to join in the fight against the abuses.

A bill dealing with prescription pill abuses is still lingering before lawmakers this week as they close out the legislative session on Thursday. Beshear is supportive of House Bill 4, but lawmakers and the Kentucky Medical Association are still arguing over details in the bill.