Kerlikowske Finishes Tour of Commonwealth

White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske has wrapped a tour of Kentucky, and he says he plans to press the Governor of Florida to help fight prescription pill abuse.

Many of the prescriptions abused in Kentucky originate in Florida, where they are illegally traded. Governor Rick Scott has proposed cutting a program to track prescriptions in his state.

Federal Money For Drug Rehabilitation, Prevention May Come To States

Office of National Drug Control Policy director Gil Kerlikowske is visiting Kentucky this week to tour various treatment centers and to talk with law enforcement officials. He says it’s likely the federal government will allocate more money toward the most effective strategies for fighting drugs.