House Passes Prescription Pill Bill, Hopes to Hatch a Compromise With Senate Version

A bill aimed at strengthening  prescription pill tracking  to crack down on abuse has cleared the Kentucky House. The measure  is one of the chief priorities of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, whose work on the issue dates back to his time as attorney general. House Bill 4 would move the KASPER pill tracking system to the attorney […]

Stumbo Introduces Bill to Crack Down On Pill Clinics

A bill to crack down on illegal pain clinics has been introduced in the Kentucky House. Governor Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, all Democrats, collaborated on the bill. It would transfer the operation of KASPER, a statewide pill tracking system, to the Attorney General’s office. It would also require […]

Kentucky and Ohio Sharing Prescription Information

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio What started out as a program to track where patients get their prescription drugs in Kentucky has expanded to Ohio. This week the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, or KASPER, launched a data exchange with the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, or OARRS. So far, 12 Kentucky […]