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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

By Brent McCluskey

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller. MORE  

Kentucky Grapples With Rise In NAS Babies

By McCarton Ackerman

Neonatal units have seen a sharp increase in babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome. MORE  

Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

By McCarton Ackerman

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband. MORE  

Counselor Busted for Helping DUI Felon Get License

By John Lavitt

Richard Shelton has been accused of falsifying documents to help a three-time DUI felon get his driver's license back. MORE  

Florida Man Busted For $15 Million Pill Mill Ring

By Shawn Dwyer

The owner of a South Florida pain clinic was charged with running oxycodone to dealers as far as Kentucky. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Medical pot clears hurdle in Kentucky, Cleveland cop keeps job after failed drug test, cocaine found inside lava lamps, and DEA finds meth and heroin at doggy daycare. MORE  

Treatment Center and Lab to Pay for Fraudulent Drug Testing

By Paul Gaita

Two Kentucky-based companies will pay the U.S. $15.75 Million after getting caught fraudulently billing for unnecessary urine tests. MORE  

Kentucky to Pony Up $32 Million for Drug Treatment

By Shawn Dwyer

The money comes from a settlement reached with Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 20, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Kristen Johnston opens up some more, French deal blow to e-cigs, Florida pastor died of heroin and cocaine, and Kentucky beefs up heroin drug policy. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 15, 2013

By Bryan Le

Rx drug deaths up 261% in NYC, Caroline Kennedy to serve as juror on crack-cocaine case, and Kentucky man does 57 whip-its in closed grocery store. MORE  

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