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Kentucky doctor, wife plead guilty to illegal opioid distribution

Two were among more than 60 caught in seven states.

Doctor gets fine, probation for pill maneuver

Doctor wrote blank prescriptions to be filled out later for patients.

Bill would put limits on legal “medical alert” commercials

Legislation to make sure those legal "medical alert" commercials don't confuse viewers has cleared a state Senate committee and is headed to the full Senate.

National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet could help prevent theft, drug abuse, and potentially save a life.

Medical marijuana supporters pitch lawmakers

Whether legalizing medical marijuana is the right prescription for Kentucky was pondered today by a state legislative panel.

Kentucky Republicans, Democrats clash over opioid epidemic

A top Republican lawmaker says Kentucky settled a lawsuit against a major prescription painkiller for "pennies on the dollar" to avoid an embarrassing conflict of interest for the state's Democratic attorney general.

Regional group collects nearly 3,000 pounds of old meds

The anti-drug coalition made up of several eastern Kentucky counties says it has collected nearly 3,000 pounds of old prescription medications.

Doctor pleads guilty to improper prescribing after 3 die

A doctor has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to improperly prescribing powerful painkillers in Kentucky, which has been hit by the opioid crisis.

Rx Take-Back event scheduled for April 29.

Kentucky State Police are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage Kentuckians to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.

Senate OKs bill limiting some painkiller prescriptions

Kentuckians would be limited to a three-day supply of powerful prescription painkillers in most cases under a bill that has cleared the state Senate on the final day of the legislative session.

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.

Reminder: Free med toss event this Saturday

State Police are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on October 22 to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

2 West Virginia pharmacists to face charges in Kentucky

Two West Virginia pharmacists are set to be tried in federal court later this month after they were accused of being part of an online drug dispensing scheme.

Kroger to dispense Naloxone without a prescription

On Monday, the Kroger Co. announced that naloxone, used in reversing opioid overdoses, will not be available without a prescription at its 81 pharmacies in Kentucky.

Prescription – PointSeven 8-9

ABC 36's Doug High welcomes C.J. Jones and Colby Grant, of the band PointSeven, and talks about their debut album, "Prescription."

Officials hold forum to discuss drug epidemic

State officials are hosting a community forum to educate people about the ongoing drug epidemic.

Officials hold forum to discuss drug epidemic

State officials are hosting a community forum to educate people about the ongoing drug epidemic.

Louisville doctor sentenced for overprescribing pain pills

A former doctor with offices in Louisville and southern Indiana has been sentenced to 100 months in prison for unlawfully distributing prescription drugs.

KSP: Turn in unused RX drugs during National ‘Take Back’ Program

Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in an effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets

Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription

Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. is going to make the heroin overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky.

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