prescription drugs http://wkms.org en TBI To Collect Prescription Drugs http://wkms.org/post/tbi-collect-prescription-drugs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting unused prescription medications on Saturday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:48:36 +0000 The Associated Press 35993 at http://wkms.org TBI To Collect Prescription Drugs United Way, FamilyWize Save Families Money on Prescriptions http://wkms.org/post/united-way-familywize-save-families-money-prescriptions <p></p><p>Western Kentucky families are saving money on medications that could cut down on health care costs long term thanks to a partnership between two organizations and local pharmacies. The United Way of Murray/Calloway County and FamilyWize provide a free prescription discount card that can be used at most pharmacies. The FamilyWize card can save families up to 75 percent on their medications. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:47:13 +0000 Whitney Jones 27018 at http://wkms.org United Way, FamilyWize Save Families Money on Prescriptions 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 Afternoon Round-Up 7/24/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-72412 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/07/23/157132291/stanfords-next-lesson-free-online-courses-for-credit-and-degrees">will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it</a>? Stanford&#39;s president says his school &quot;can see moving in that direction.&quot;</p><p><strong>Jackson Purchase:</strong></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:13:57 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 19681 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/24/12 Conway Coming to Talk About Drugs http://wkms.org/post/conway-coming-talk-about-drugs <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">Attorney General Jack Conway will make stops in Paducah and Murray today to warn school kids about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. During his two terms in office, Conway has traveled throughout the state to tell children and teens about the potential consequences of abusing painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:44:05 +0000 Associated Press 17761 at http://wkms.org Conway Coming to Talk About Drugs Beshear Signs Pill Mill Bill http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-pill-mill-bill <p>Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear are applauding the passage of a bill aimed at reducing prescription pill abuse.</p><p>Beshear signed the Pill Mill Bill today, inviting key legislators and law enforcement officers to take part in the ceremony.</p><p>The new law isn&rsquo;t as tough as some had hoped. But House Speaker Greg Stumbo says changes can always be made later.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:34:03 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17742 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41912 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/19/150984878/pants-trend-makes-a-red-hot-statement">What is up with all the red pants lately?</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>State Legislation</strong>:</p><p>Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s latest action on the state <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/williams-says-governors-actions-will-not-extend-special-session">road plan</a> will not lead to an extended special session.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:25:33 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17701 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 Pill Bill Could Be Delayed Again http://wkms.org/post/pill-bill-could-be-delayed-again <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">A bill aimed at cracking down on prescription pill abuse could be stalled once again in the Kentucky Senate.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">Senate leaders say they are still reviewing the bill, which would enhance the KASPER tracking system and make it part of the Attorney Gene Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:27:44 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17697 at http://wkms.org Pill Bill Could Be Delayed Again Kentucky House Expected to Vote Wednesday on 2 Key Bills http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-expected-vote-wednesday-2-key-bills <p>The Kentucky House has tentatively scheduled floor votes today on a transportation budget and a prescription drug abuse bill.&nbsp; Both measures passed out of House committees yesterday.&nbsp; Once the House has finished, the Senate will review the measures intended to appropriate money for road construction projects and to curb overdose deaths from widespread prescription drug abuse in the state.&nbsp; Lawmakers have been meeting in special legislative session since Monday at a cost of more than $60,000 a day. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:08:10 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17676 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Expected to Vote Wednesday on 2 Key Bills For Some, Changes to "Pill Bill" Hard to Swallow http://wkms.org/post/some-changes-pill-bill-hard-swallow <p><font size="2">A change to the so-called pill bill in Frankfort has restarted the fight over the measure in the General Assembly.<br /><br /> Prescription abuse is rampant in Kentucky, and the bill strengthens restrictions on the drugs and who can sell them. The measure didn&#39;t clear the General Assembly during this year&#39;s regular session, and lawmakers have been called in for a special session to reconsider the legislation.<br /> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:12:56 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17666 at http://wkms.org For Some, Changes to "Pill Bill" Hard to Swallow