Kentucky is collaborating with three other states to form the Interstate Prescription Drug Task Force, which will attempt to stop prescription drug abuse. Soon, doctors will be able to request data across state lines to monitor patient prescriptions. Ohio and Kentucky announced earlier this month that they began exchanging prescription drug information in a similar… Continue reading Four States Combine to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse
On Monday morning, Greg Allen reported on Florida’s prescription drug abuse problem for Morning Edition. Allen calls Florida the epicenter of the abuse epidemic, and then details Florida Governor Rick Scott’s plans to cut a proposed prescription tracking program.
Kentucky will receive a share of a 75 million dollar settlement in a lawsuit over drug marketing. The commonwealth is among several states to settle with Johnson & Johnson over how the Topamax drug was marketed to doctors.