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11:13 am
Fri July 11, 2014

How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam


Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 4:30 pm

The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Now it's led to two guilty pleas, as well as an ongoing criminal case against a pharmacy owner.

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2:34 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

New-To-Area Drug Draws Attention of Tenn., Ky. Law Enforcement

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Earlier 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.

The seeds of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose – a climbing vine – contain lysergic acid amide, or LSA.

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Drug Education
7:24 am
Tue October 8, 2013

KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse

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Kentucky students are being recruited to spread the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

State Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday the start of a public service announcement contest for middle and high school students.  As part of the competition, Kentucky students will produce a 30-second video showing the perils of prescription drug abuse.

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Drug Use
6:45 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Less Prescription Abuse Among KY Teens

A new study has found a dramatic drop in the number of teens abusing prescription drugs.

The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal reported on results of the 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention School Survey released Friday.

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.

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12:48 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Kentucky Joins Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Campaigns

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.

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8:37 am
Mon September 10, 2012

KY Governor weighing appointments to medical board

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.  All five of the members whose terms are up are continuing to serve until Beshear makes a decision.

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