overdose deaths

Society
9:54 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Kentucky Overdose Deaths Level, but Heroin Deaths Increase

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise in Kentucky.
Credit Eric Molina, Wikimedia Commons

A new report indicates the number of overdose deaths in Kentucky is leveling off. In 2013, there were one-thousand-and-seven drug overdoses statewide, just three more than the year before. The leader of Kentucky’s Office of Drug Control Policy, Van Ingram said while he’s disappointed the numbers haven’t decreased, there are still bits of good news that can be found in the report.

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Health Care
7:24 am
Thu December 20, 2012

KY Overdose Deaths Up 282 Percent

Credit www.nlm.nih.gov

A new study shows drug overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 282 percent between 2000 and 2010. The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center analyzed information from emergency rooms, in-patient hospitalizations and mortality records.

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Society
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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Government
8:08 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Kentucky House Expected to Vote Wednesday on 2 Key Bills

The Kentucky House has tentatively scheduled floor votes today on a transportation budget and a prescription drug abuse bill.  Both measures passed out of House committees yesterday.  Once the House has finished, the Senate will review the measures intended to appropriate money for road construction projects and to curb overdose deaths from widespread prescription drug abuse in the state.  Lawmakers have been meeting in special legislative session since Monday at a cost of more than $60,000 a day.