drug abuse http://wkms.org en How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam http://wkms.org/post/how-fanny-pack-mix-revealed-medicare-drug-scam The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/how-fraud-flourishes-in-medicares-drug-plan#butcher">misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions</a> and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne, Fla.<p>Now it's led to two guilty pleas, as well as an ongoing criminal case against a pharmacy owner.<p>Last year, <a href="http://www.propublica.org/series/prescribers">ProPublica chronicled how lax oversight</a> had led to rampant waste and fraud in Medicare's prescription drug program, known as Part D. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:13:54 +0000 editor 42001 at http://wkms.org How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam New-To-Area Drug Draws Attention of Tenn., Ky. Law Enforcement http://wkms.org/post/new-area-drug-draws-attention-tenn-ky-law-enforcement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier&nbsp;this month, the circulation of plant seeds containing a psychoactive chemical compound similar to LSD led to the hospitalization of five Stewart County High School students.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The seeds of Hawaiian Baby </span>Woodrose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – a climbing vine – contain lysergic acid amide, or </span>LSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:34:35 +0000 John Null 36973 at http://wkms.org New-To-Area Drug Draws Attention of Tenn., Ky. Law Enforcement KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse http://wkms.org/post/ky-students-urged-spread-message-about-drug-abuse <p></p><p>Kentucky students are being recruited to spread the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.</p><p>State Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday the start of a public service announcement contest for middle and high school students. &nbsp;As part of the competition, Kentucky students will produce a 30-second video showing the perils of prescription drug abuse. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:24:08 +0000 The Associated Press 35541 at http://wkms.org KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse Less Prescription Abuse Among KY Teens http://wkms.org/post/less-prescription-abuse-among-ky-teens <p></p><p>A new study has found a dramatic drop in the number of teens abusing prescription drugs.</p><p>The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal reported on results of the 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention School Survey released Friday.</p><p>It found that since 2008, prescription drug abuse dropped from 15.2% to 9% among high school seniors and from 6.5% to 2.9% among eighth graders. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:45:32 +0000 The Associated Press 35508 at http://wkms.org Less Prescription Abuse Among KY Teens Kentucky Joins Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Campaigns http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-joins-prescription-drug-abuse-prevention-campaigns <p>Several states hard hit by prescription drug abuse will work together to develop strategies to combat what authorities say is an ever-growing problem. Kentucky will join Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia in the initiative.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:48:41 +0000 The Associated Press 22382 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Joins Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Campaigns KY Governor weighing appointments to medical board http://wkms.org/post/ky-governor-weighing-appointments-medical-board <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has five appointments to make that could reshape a state medical board that’s played a controversial role in efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse.&nbsp; All five of the members whose terms are up are continuing to serve until Beshear makes a decision. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:37:44 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21892 at http://wkms.org KY Governor weighing appointments to medical board