prescription

Back in 2014, federal officials settled on what they thought would be a straightforward fix to curb abusive pill pushing: Require doctors and other health providers to register with Medicare in order to prescribe medications for beneficiaries.

As drug prices have spiraled upward, tens of millions of generally law-abiding Americans have committed an illegal act in response: They have bought prescriptions medicines outside the U.S. and imported them.

Take Debra Miller, of Collinston, La., who traveled to Mexico four times a year for 10 years to get diabetes and blood pressure medicine. She quit in 2011 after the border patrol caught her returning to the U.S. with a three-month supply that had cost her $40. The former truck driver drew a warning not to do it again, but she got to keep her pills.

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Some Kentucky doctors are expressing concerns about new state regulations requiring them to meet tougher prescription standards in an effort to stop drug abuse.  Dr.

Paducah Physician Indicted

Jun 1, 2012
paducahky.gov

A McCracken County grand jury returned an 11-count indictment this afternoon against Dr. Troy Nelson of Paducah.