Regional Headlines
8:43 am
Thu January 19, 2012

KY and FL Officials to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi are set to discuss cooperative efforts to combat prescription drug abuse and the pipeline of illegal pills between the two states. Conway and Bondi are featured speakers at the Different Faces of Substance Abuse Conference in Lexington this week. The conference also features University of Kentucky doctors as well as law enforcement personnel. Kentucky has taken steps in recent years to tackle the prescription drug problem, including House Bill 463. The bill updates the state's drug laws by reducing prison time for low-risk, non-violent drug criminals. Officials say the measure should save the state $422 million over a decade.