Methamphetamine production in Louisville and Kentucky increased dramatically in 2009 and that has a Louisville narcotics officer calling for a change in state law.
By now you’ve likely seen the billboards and buses that tell you how to identify materials used in meth labs. And it can be pretty eye-opening (two-liter bottles – who knew?). Maybe it also has you wondering, just how big of problem is meth in Louisville? Why is it so addictive? And how can we combat this problem? Listen to the Show
Louisville-area residents who have unneeded or expired prescription medications can have them properly disposed of this week.
The subject of meth is getting more play in world of TV, with AMC’s critically-acclaimed series ‘Breaking Bad.’ The show follows Walter White, a chemistry teacher who starts manufacturing crystal meth to pay for his cancer treatments. He’s joined by his former student, Jesse Pinkman, who sells the meth.
Over the last four years, the number of arrests in Louisville for manufacturing methamphetamine has nearly doubled. Police say the it’s the result of increased vigilance by officers and citizens in recent years. But authorities acknowledge that just finding and arresting manufacturers and users isn’t enough to keep the dangerous drug off the streets.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is using the last of a 450 million dollar federal grant to run an ad campaign that targets meth labs.
Most of us will, at one time or another, need a prescription drug – they can keep us from getting infections, lower our blood pressure, and for people with serious illnesses, they can even make the difference between life and death. But where do they come from? Who invents prescription drugs and how are they tested and developed? And what about generic versions – are they as good as the name brands? Tune in this Tuesday when we learn more about the development of prescription drugs. Listen to the Show
In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week, Louisville-based insurer Humana announced it needed to drop prescription drug care coverage for hundreds of thousands of people in order to make profit goals.