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Wed January 16, 2013
Conway Touts KY Drug Reforms
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is telling political leaders from across the nation the Commonwealth is making progress curbing a prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Conway briefed the National Governor's Association Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse yesterday. Conway touted a law the Legislature passed last year that’s beefed up oversight of Kentucky physicians’ prescribing practices. It requires most doctors to use a computerized prescription monitoring system that can easily spot deviations from normal prescribing practices. Conway says that’s important in a state where more people die from prescription overdoes than car crashes.