Published Wed, Feb 1, 2012 4:52 am Dateline
Kentucky's fight against prescription pill abuse comes into focus during a daylong summit in Lexington that will draw political leaders and prosecutors.
They'll join police and local prosecutors who find themselves on the front lines of trying curb the deadly addiction.
Gov. Steve Beshear will be among the speakers at the conference at the University of Kentucky on Wednesday.
The forum will include panel discussions looking at responses from the pharmaceutical, medical and law enforcement communities. A military veteran is expected to discuss his efforts to overcome his addiction.
And U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer from Florida is expected to talk about efforts to tackle the pill mill epidemic.
Also expected to attend are both U.S. attorneys from Kentucky, David Hale and Kerry Harvey, along with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.