October 24, 2012
Fight Against Prescription drugs
Another state takes up the fight against Prescription Drug Abuse….
“Kentucky House Bill 1, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, passed in a special legislative session this spring and went into effect July 20. The bill included multiple elements to prevent the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs and to enhance law enforcement’s tools to investigate illegal prescribing practices. Since its implementation, 10 pain management clinics have closed, prescriptions for some of the most-abused controlled substances are dropping, and a record number of investigations are under way into suspicious prescribing practices,
For workers’ compensation carriers and employers, this is a tremendous victory in the fight to prevent prescription drug abuse by injured workers. We believe more states should follow Kentucky’s lead.