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Recovery centers get $1.5 million in grants for opioid fight

Grants to provide $1.5 million over two years

Kentucky sees 22% jump in overdose deaths, pandemic cited

New numbers cover only first months of pandemic

Feds sue Walmart for alleged controlled substance violations

Feds claims pharmacies helped fuel the opioid crisis in America.

Eastern Kentucky groups get $5.5 million in federal grants

The competitive grants will enhance opioid recovery programs, workforce development, neonatal care and STEM education

Feds should change way opioid quotas are set, states say

Government should consider illegal diversions.

With more than 40 deaths a year, agency gets grant to fight opioid addictions

Grant helps fund new approaches as overdoses continue.

Lawmakers told telehealth proves valuable to drug treatment effort

Pandemic has shown value, importance of telehealth.

NKU, counties launch program as overdose rates double

Program for Carroll and Own counties.

Treatment programs get $6 million for addiction fight

Funding will expand treatment, housing.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored nationally for opioid, sepsis work

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) says five of its medical centers and hospitals have been honored nationally for improving outcomes for septic patients and for addressing the opioid epidemic, partially through safer prescription practices.

Judge postpones lawsuit over opioid prescriptions

A West Virginia judge is postponing a lawsuit against pharmacies and doctors accused of over prescribing pain medication.

Opioid maker to pay $1.6 billion to settle all lawsuits

Mallinckrodt says it is settling all the lawsuits against it as it files for bankruptcy protection.  

Lexington man sentenced to 5-years for trafficking drugs

Investigators say Aaron Evans was distributing acetylfentanyl in large quantities to Montgomery County and surrounding areas.

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

Monday, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston federal court.

New center opens in Clay County to combat opioid epidemic

The facility in Clay County will provide residential services to mothers and their children as they work toward long-term recovery from substance abuse.

Daniel Cameron focusing on fighting opioid epidemic

Cameron said there is so much work to be done to fight this epidemic.

Unsealed court records reveal marketing scheme in that helped fuel the state’s opioid epidemic

Court documents that reveal data on how one opioid maker allegedly fueled the state’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its powerful opioid drugs to doctors.

Kentucky hospitals suing opioid makers

A group of Kentucky hospitals is suing dozens of opioid makers and distributors saying the companies misrepresented the benefits and dangers of the painkiller.

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