prescription drugs

IL Considers Drug Cuts

Mar 26, 2012

Illinois lawmakers looking for ways to cut expenses in the state’s Medicaid program may consider the big-ticket cost of prescription drugs as a tempting target. Prescriptions cost the Illinois Medicaid program more than $1 billion a year. Medicaid covers drugs for a wide variety of illnesses, from asthma to schizophrenia, for the poor and disabled. Legislators are looking at other states for ideas. Tennessee, for example, limits adults to five prescriptions each month.

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The odds are stacked against a casino owner who's betting on Newt Gingrich. Must be a big payout.

NPR reports one Vegas casino mogul has a personal stake in Gingrich's candidacy, and he's putting his money where his mouth is.

Kentucky ~ Prohm and Canaan will take another shot next year. Blow the whistle, get a check. We're cracking down on meth, but allergies are out of control. Pseudoephedrine isn't the only abused drug. It turns out illegal immigrants aren't supposed to get welfare. Refugees may get more protection soon. 

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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 Round-Up 3/1/12

Mar 1, 2012
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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.

Conway Calls for Federal Help to Monitor Prescription Drugs

Mar 1, 2012
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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.

Afternoon Round-Up 2/29/12

Feb 29, 2012

Bad Weather

Damage from early morning storms is widespread from Ballard County, KY to Harrisburg Illinois, and another bout of bad weather is on the way

Historians and genealogists now have digitized Confederate Army Pension Applications to comb through to aid their research. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives have them all available online.

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