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Federal money on the way to fight opioid epidemic in rural Kentucky

A total of $6.6 million from the federal government is on its way to Kentucky to be used to fight the opioid epidemic in rural parts of the state.

WATCH LIVE: Vice President in Clay Co. addressing opioid crisis

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the EKU saterllite campus in Manchester.
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Physical therapists are recommending “PT over Pills”

More than 1,000 Kentuckians died from opioids in 2017.
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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.
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Chief justice unveils opioid-related court initiative

Kentucky's chief justice has unveiled a statewide initiative to help the judicial system respond to the opioid epidemic that has put a strain on courts.

OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to ‘vilify’

New York is suing the billionaire family behind OxyContin, alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety.

Oklahoma attorney general sets announcement on opioid suit

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will announce a "breaking development" in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of opioid pain medications.

Political feud complicates Kentucky’s fight against opioids

A political feud between Kentucky's top elected officials is complicating the state's effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic.
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Morehead play aims to fight opioid addiction

A play premiering Friday night in Morehead is being put on to educate the community about Kentucky's opioid epidemic, while raising money for its victims.

Babies in withdrawal get attention in lawsuits

A panel of judges is expressing skepticism about whether lawsuits brought on behalf of babies born in opioid withdrawal should have their cases considered separately from hundreds of government entities also suing the drug industry over an opioid crisis.

Lexington police arrest Detroit man for importing fentanyl

Police have arrested a man they say imported fentanyl into Lexington from Detroit, intending to distribute it.
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City gets $2 million to fund opioid battle

Lexington has funds for additional weapons to use in the war on opioid abuse thanks to a $2 million federal grant.
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Lexington gets millions in grant money to fight opioid abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Lexington received two million dollars from a federal grant to fight the war on opioid abuse , according to city...
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Former Tennessee constable sentenced to 10 years for illegally distributing opioids in Kentucky

A United States district judge has sentenced a former Tennessee constable to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone.

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

NATIONAL. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking a nationwide overdose and addiction crisis says it's...
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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department celebrates 3 years of needle-exchange program

It has been three years since the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has opened their needle-exchange program.

State attorneys general urge transparency of shell corporations

Andy Beshear and 24 other attorneys general are pushing for legislation requiring shell corporations to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.

Opioid misuse drops more than 90% for Hope Center clients, study finds

A newly released study found that opioid misuse dropped 90 percent for female clients and 94 percent for male clients who completed recovery programs at the Hope Center.

Kentucky attorney general files 7th opioid lawsuit

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has sued a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical manufacturer for misrepresenting the addictive nature of their opioid-based drugs.
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Coroner says he needs more employees to help deal with all the overdose deaths

How bad is Kentucky's overdose problem? So bad, the Fayette County coroner wants another deputy coroner hired just to handle the problem.

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