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Regional Hep A Outbreak Linked To Ohio Valley Addiction Crisis

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A Hepatitis A outbreak growing in the Louisville area since last summer reached a new peak recently with a travel advisory from Indiana health officials. They told Hoosiers heading to Kentucky to get a Hep A vaccine. Soon, Kentucky’s Acting Commissioner for Public Health Dr. Jeffrey Howard was pushing back. “Let me say that it IS safe… Read More

Kentucky Police Program Offers Addiction Treatment Options

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – A police program in Kentucky allows community members struggling with addiction to seek help without facing reprisals. The Daily Independent reports the Ashland Police Department launched its Angel Program on Thursday. Similar initiatives have been implemented at Kentucky State Police posts, and three other police departments in the state. The program… Read More

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Feds Targeting Doctors for Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Federal prosecutors are scoring victories against doctors in the opioid crisis. A Cincinnati physician convicted of illegally distributing oxycodone pills was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. News outlets report 61-year-old Alan Arnold Godofsky also must pay a $500,000 fine. Godofsky was convicted of illegally distributing drugs through the… Read More