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Kentucky Lawmakers Told Opioid Crisis ‘A Public Health Catastrophe’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers. The Courier-Journal reports the joint House-Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard from experts on heroin and prescription pill abuse engulfing many communities. Van Ingram, executive director of the state office of drug control policy, told lawmakers Wednesday… Read More

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Kentucky County Joins Lawsuit Targeting Opioid Distributors

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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky county is joining a multi-county, multi-state effort to sue opioid distributors to recoup costs associated with the drug epidemic. The Henderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday pursue litigation, after a presentation by attorney Jeff Gaddy of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor, P.A., one of the firms… Read More