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Study: Laws Limiting Opioid Prescriptions Have Mixed Results

A new study out in the Journal of the American Medical Society found that state laws limiting opioid prescriptions had mixed results.

The study looked at two states that implemented opioid prescribing deadlines – Massachusetts and Connecticut. Both have seven-day …

Methadone Treatment A Long Haul For Many Rural Residents

New research shows just how difficult it is to access opioid treatment in rural areas in Kentucky, Indiana and surrounding states. 

The study from Yale University analyzed drive times to methadone treatment in every county in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West

How One Indiana Hospital Drastically Cut Opioid Prescriptions

As the opioid epidemic continues, hospitals are looking for new ways to treat pain and combat addiction. At Indiana University Health, which has 16 hospitals across the state, that means change. They’re cutting back on opioid prescriptions and giving more …

Beshear Sues Another Opioid Company Over Marketing Practices

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit against another painkiller manufacturer, saying that the company fueled Kentucky’s drug epidemic through aggressive marketing and fraud.

The suit claims that Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics gave kickbacks to doctors who prescribed its products …

Senate Opioids Bill Takes Aim At Fentanyl Imports

The U.S. Senate has approved a bipartisan package to address the nation’s opioid crisis with more resources for addiction treatment and recovery and an emphasis on stopping the flow of the the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl.

The Senate approved the


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