Jack Conway

2012 General Assembly
2:01 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Committee Passes Prescription Drug Bill

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A Kentucky Senate committee has approved a bill that aims to toughen laws against prescription pill abuse.

House Bill 4 is a collaborative effort between House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Attorney General Jack Conway and Governor Steve Beshear.

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2012 Discussion
8:18 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Officials Discuss Drug Abuse in Kentucky

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says a recent report puts the commonwealth as the fourth most medicated state in the country.  Conway appeared with three other guests on KET’s Kentucky Tonight.  The discussion centered on what’s been called a pain pill epidemic across the state.

“We are losing more people to prescription pill overdoses than car accidents and you know what, we think that’s under reported because only about half of overdoses make it to the coroner, state medical examiner’s office where we get these statistics."

Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12

UPIKE students
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A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a roadblock in the  Kentucky legislature.

Narcotics:

A Murray man faces drug trafficking and theft charges after reportedly stealing and selling drugs from a local CVS Pharmacy.

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Government
2:04 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Conway Calls for Federal Help to Monitor Prescription Drugs

Attorney General Jack Conway at a prescription drug Take-Back day in Louisville
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While the Kentucky General Assembly considers legislation aimed at reducing the state’s prescription drug epidemic, Attorney General Jack Conway is taking his message about painkillers to Washington. Conway testified Thursday before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He asked for federal help in creating a nationwide prescription monitoring system.

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Court Decision
2:58 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Landmark Tobacco Decision Upheld

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