February 15, 2013
How bad is America’s prescription drug problem? If the state of Kentucky is any example, it is pretty darn bad.
According to a recent poll, one-third of Kentucky adults have friends or relatives who have experienced problems from abusing prescription pain relievers, and 8 percent have used pain medicine when it wasn't prescribed or for the feeling it caused. That is 1/3 of every person in the state! As reported in www.weku.fm.
If you narrow it down with age-banding it gets even scarier. ... [More]
February 5, 2012
With prescription medication abuse becoming a problem of epidemic proportions a solution has to be found soon. I have attended numerous conferences and seminars where we discussed what education and legal remedies could slow down this problem. The consensus is that a combination of drug classes and counseling, with greater legal and political enforcement will be the answer.
Kentucky is trying to legal path by cracking down on doctors who overprescribe pain medications.
Kentucky legislators are... [More]
November 16, 2011
If you read my blogs or just follow current events, you know that prescription drug abuse is reaching epidemic proportions. It is becoming especially alarming among adolescents.
Police say the pervasive problem of prescription pill abuse grows worse by the day. Some children you might think are too young to even consider taking pills are raiding their parent’s medicine cabinet.
When Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway asks a group of children in the gymnasium at... [More]