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AG Beshear launches Opioid Disposal Program

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new program that will allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications without having to leave their home.

Louisville files federal lawsuit against drug distributors

Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.

Opioid discussion to kick off state alcohol, drug conference

Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, fentanyl and some prescription painkillers. They have fueled a surge in overdose deaths across the state for the past few years.

AG Beshear to sue drug companies for role in opioid epidemic

With a record number of Kentuckians dying from opioid overdoses, state leaders have set their sights on pharmaceutical companies they say knowingly contributed to the drug epidemic.

GOP’s health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic

The Republican campaign to roll back former President Barack Obama's heath care law is colliding with the opioid epidemic.

Lawsuit challenges Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban

Kentucky's criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state's opioid addiction woes.

Nicholasville officer sent to hospital after drug encounter

It is a frightening reminder of the dangers of opioids. A Nicholasville police officer had to spend hours in the hospital this weekend after coming into contact with drugs so toxic even a small dose can be lethal.

Kentucky’s State of Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

ABC 36 takes an in-depth look at the growing Opioid epidemic in Kentucky and how drugs can impact you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors.

Northern Kentucky cities hold campaign against opioid abuse

The cities of Erlanger and Union are each conducting public awareness campaigns this weekend to take on Kentucky's opioid crisis.

Training helps Lexington first responders stay safe during opioid epidemic

Training helps Lexington first responders stay safe during opioid epidemic

‘Gray death’ is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis.

Drug Company Fined $150 Million for Ignoring Suspicious Opioid Orders in Kentucky

A pharmaceutical company with strong connections to Eastern Kentucky is being penalized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the D.E.A. for negligence that they say directly contributed to the area's opioid epidemic.

Feds: McKesson Agrees to Pay $150M in Pill Shipment Case

Federal prosecutors say McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that the drug wholesaler failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills.

Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia AGs Attend Drug Conference

Attorneys general from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia led a conference of health care professionals, faith-based groups and others aimed at eliminating substance abuse in their communities on Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia.

Video campaign draws on personal stories to illustrate devastation of opiate epidemic

A new video campaign from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky aims to educate communities on the opioid and heroin epidemic gripping the state.

Major federal anti-heroin effort coming to Louisville

Louisville has been chosen for a federal pilot program aimed at combatting heroin and prescription drug abuse and related violent crime.

U.S. Attorney General speaks to students in Madison County

Students in Madison County got a unique experience Tuesday morning and a reality check about the country's current heroin epidemic.

Prosecutors cracking down on drug dealers

An effort to crack down on drug dealers in Kentucky seems to be working according to law enforcement.

School districts to decide whether to accept heroin antidote

A heroin antidote could be coming to private and public high schools in Kentucky this fall.

HHS funds Opioid abuse treatment with $1.8 million

On March 11, the Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M Burwell announced the Health Resources and Services Administration will be funding 5 health centers in Kentucky, with a $1.84 million budget.

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