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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.

Kentucky to get nearly $31.5 million to combat opioid abuse

Kentucky will receive a big infusion of federal funds to reinforce efforts to combat the state's addiction woes from the opioid epidemic.

Trump administration announcing nearly $2B in opioid grants

The Trump administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis.

Court rules against Beshear in dispute over opioid suits

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has suffered a setback in defending his contract to add outside lawyers to his team that's suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers.

Data details pharmaceutical company’s role in contributing to the opioid epidemic

Judge has agreed to unseal court documents that reveal data on how one opioid maker accounted for the majority of opioids.
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Lexington coming together to slow down the opioid epidemic

The Lexington community is coming together to slow down the opioid epidemic.

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.
Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr.

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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