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Kentucky's Attorney General's Office says an unsealed court document shows how one drug-maker flooded the state with opioids.
By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids.
The drug company Allergan says its $5 million payments divided between two Ohio counties.
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton was called out Tuesday night during B.U.I.L.D.'s annual Nehemiah Action Assembly, a gathering of about 2,000 people from 26 congregations, working toward making Lexington safer and healthier.
The federal Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force crackdown includes defendants in at least seven states, including Kentucky.
Four lawsuits against opioid makers and distributors are moving forward in court, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Two people in separate cases both pleaded guilty Monday to distributing opioids that resulted in deadly overdoses.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether the governor can cancel a contract awarded by the state attorney general.
Thursday, co-founders and board members of Lexington addiction recovery community, Voices of Hope, celebrated a federal grant with Congressman Andy Barr and Van Ingram, Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University psychology professors will present a panel discussion on the opioid problem in Appalachia. The event is open to the...
Roy D. Reynolds was sentenced to four years for illegal distribution of opiods and other controlled substances.
DEA to require drugmakers to identify a legitimate need for opioids to justify their production.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials have partnered with the state's two largest universities to handle the increasing number of autopsy requests because of...
Unused prescriptions can now be dropped off at some CVS pharmacy locations around the state.
Congress is putting record funding into the fight against the nation's deepening opioid drug crisis.
Those who overdose on opioid drugs would be immediately detained by first responders and taken to a hospital under a bill that has passed the House.
AG Andy Beshear filed suit Monday, against a national opioid distributor for allegedly, directly contributing to the state's drug epidemic.
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says his efforts to sue companies that make powerfully addictive opioid-based painkillers have been stymied by the administration of the state's Republican governor.
Kentucky's attorney general has sued a pharmaceutical company he says directly contributed to more than 190 opioid overdose deaths in the state.
A grand jury has charged a northeastern Kentucky doctor with defrauding Medicaid and illegally prescribing an addiction-treatment drug.
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