A campaign against the practice known as "smurfing" was launched Monday in Lexington. Smurfing is the practice of buying drugs over the counter and selling them to illegal drug makers for profit. In Kentucky, meth cooks are using smurfs to avoid the state's real-time, stop-sell system that prevents pseudoephedrine buyers from going over the legal limit.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the state Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.
The first ever Republican state Senate president will end his 12-year reign by taking a circuit court judgeship back home. David Williams will resign his leadership position and Senate seat next week to start a judgeship that he was appointed to by his chief rival, Gov. Steve Beshear.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lawyers representing a variety of medical organizations from across Kentucky say a new state law aimed at combating prescription drug abuse has had unintended consequences. Lawmakers heard testimony today in Frankfort on the effectiveness of House Bill 1, which requires physicians to use the KASPER prescription monitoring program and take additional administrative action before dispensing medication. Dr.