Supporters of a bill that would put more restrictions on prescription pills say they believe the measure will pass soon, despite increased lobbying efforts by doctors to weaken the bill. The bill would move the KASPER prescription tracking system to the Attorney General’s office and strengthen restrictions on pain clinics.
Kentucky lawmakers were unable to pass a compromise version of House Bill 4 before leaving for a veto recess. When they return, they’ll have one day to pass the bill.
The Kentucky Medical Association has spent the past ten days lobbying against the bill, saying increased restrictions on pain clinics and drug prescribing would hurt legitimate doctors.
But supporters, including Governor Steve Beshear, are dismissing that argument.