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Kentucky awarded $31.48 million to fight opioid epidemic

Kentucky to receive millions of federal dollars to fight the opioid epidemic as part of the State Opioid Response Grant Program.

UK receives $1 million federal grant to fight opioid crisis

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work received a little over $1 million in federal grants to help fight the opioid epidemic.

Ky. doctor testifies against Johnson and Johnson, why he’s anti-opioid

A Lexington-native doctor testified against Johnson and Johnson in a lawsuit in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572M in opioid suit

An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay in excess of $572 million as part of a lawsuit about the spread of the opioid epidemic in the state.

First lady Melania Trump in West Virginia for opioid talk

First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia to learn how a city at the center of the nation's opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis.

A major grant will help many groups fight opioid epidemic

The University of Kentucky received a major grant to combat the opioid epidemic and other groups in that fight will also benefit.

University of Kentucky gets $87 million to combat the opioid epidemic

Researchers with the University of Kentucky aim to cut opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties that represent more than a third of Kentucky’s population.

Beshear supporting legislative reforms to halt opioid epidemic, help Kentucky families

Attorney General Andy Beshear and several lawmakers say they are supporting legislative reforms to ensure Kentucky can halt its opioid epidemic, and place families and communities on a path to prosperity.

Beshear files 9th lawsuit on opioid epidemic

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed his ninth lawsuit addressing the opioid epidemic.

Kentucky attorney general announces 8th opioid lawsuit

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he has sued Pennsylvania-based Teva .

Kentucky attorney general to announce 8th opioid lawsuit

The lawsuit is against a pharmaceutical company the attorney general says is contributing to the state's opioid problem.

US health chief says overdose deaths leveling off

U.S. health secretary Alex Azar says the number of drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic.

Bipartisan plan passed for opioid epidemic

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan plan to tackle the opioid epidemic Monday.

Kentucky to receive $31.2 million to fight opioid epidemic

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 1625), was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in early 2018.

McConnell: Senate likely to consider anti-opioid package

McConnell says Senate will likely consider proposals to combat opioid epidemic.

Doctor receives grant, supplies county with overdose-reversing drug

Recently, Dr. John McDaniel was given nearly $70,000 worth of Narcan nasal spray to help fight the local opioid crisis.

Kentucky city releases 2-year plan to fight drug epidemic

A new plan by the city of Louisville to battle the opioid epidemic addresses early intervention, treatment and help for those transitioning from recovery centers to jobs.

U.S. Attorney General talks opioids in Lexington

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Lexington Thursday to talk about opioids, in a state where it's a killer of a problem.

Attorney General Sessions set to talk in Lexington

AG Sessions will be in Lexington on Thursday, March 15.

Governor to ceremonially sign opioid epidemic legislation

Governor Bevin will ceremonially sign three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic.

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