Kentucky drug overdose deaths jump 11.5 percent in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are increasing despite a drop in opioid prescriptions and heroin use.A new report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says 1,565 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. That's an 11.5 percent increase from 2016. Kentucky overdose deaths have increased by more than 40 …

Bayer completes $63-billion Monsanto takeover

AFP|Updated: Jun 07, 2018, 06.58 PM ISTFRANKFURT AM MAIN: German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant BayerNSE 0.00 % said Thursday its two-year pursuit of US-based MonsantoNSE 1.01 % was over, as the two firms signed off a $63-billion merger deal. "Shares in the US company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, …

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

September 21, 2017Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisisFRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators yesterday in …

(KY) This Week at the State Capitol

For Immediate Release February 17, 2017 This Week at the State Capitol February 13 – 17, 2017 FRANKFORT -- Headlines in recent days have made it clear that Kentucky’s problems with heroin, other illegal opioids and prescription drug abuse, continue to take lives and devastate communities at a shocking rate. In-state newspapers have recently reported …

How police tracked down a suspected heroin dealer after a rash of overdoses in Nicholasville

By Karla Ward [email protected]   When a narcotics detective with the Nicholasville Police Department heard about a surge in heroin overdoses in Jessamine County this week, he got busy. The detective, also a task force officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, notified Nicholasville Emergency Medical Services Tuesday that if there were more suspected heroin …

It’s not just about Marijuana, anymore…We are in a war for the right to food and water

  Above:  Old bottle of Paregoric. Circa 1940s. The large red X on the label indicates that it was classified as an "exempt narcotic", sold without prescription even though it contains morphine. Until 1970, paregoric could be purchased in the United States at a pharmacy without a medical prescription, in accordance with federal law.  Credit: …

Apparent overdose in Ohio McDonald’s parking lot captured on Facebook live

      Alyssa Raymond, WKYC 12:30 PM. CST November 19, 2016 SANDUSKY - A desperate search for help from the man seen in a Facebook Live stream who overdosed in a McDonald's Parking lot in Sandusky Thursday evening. The video and the man's story are a powerful reminder of the heroin and opioid epidemic …

JCPS senior receives national recognition from Girl Scouts for heroin documentary

Posted: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Updated: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Hannah Gadd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public Schools senior who created a documentary about heroin addiction has received national recognition from the Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannah Gadd, a student at Louisville Male High School, has been …

Bayer and Monsanto: a marriage made in hell

US agriculture giant Monsanto has agreed to a US$66 billion takeover by German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer. If the deal is approved by international regulators, Bayer-Monsanto will become the world’s biggest agribusiness, controlling 29 percent of the global seed market and 24 percent of pesticides. The companies have dismissed widespread concern about the deal …

KY: Bill to outlaw fentanyl trafficking aired in committee

For Immediate Release October 10, 2016 Bill to outlaw fentanyl trafficking aired in committee GRAYSON—Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman can think of days when Nicholasville has averaged two to four drug overdoses in 24 hours. Much of the blame for that, he told state lawmakers last week, goes to heroin and the abuse of the …

Could marijuana become a treatment for heroin addicts?

Some think it offers a gateway out of opioid use Matt Koesters | WCPO contributor 7:00 AM, Sep 25, 2016   Is marijuana a gateway drug? Carrie Roberts sure hopes so. %page_break%Roberts, a consultant with Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies, doesn't believe that marijuana use leads to abuse of harder drugs, though. Instead, she thinks it …

U.S. Attorney General addresses opioid, heroin addiction during Richmond town hall

BY CRITLEY KING CNHI News Service RICHMOND — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to a crowded auditorium at a Town Hall meeting in Richmond as part of the Obama Administration’s newly designated National Prescription Opium and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The audience, mainly consisting of young people, was addressed on the dangers of heroin …

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Illicit for Licit Narcotic Substitution

Originally written July 15, 2014 at LINK below Martin R. Huecker, MD and Hugh W. Shoff, MD, MS   The dealers will not use it. Heroin dealers have explicit knowledge of the addictive properties of their product. The heroin addict is no longer the desperate character living under a bridge. She is a 17-year-old high …

Jesse Ventura Calls For Legalizing All Drugs

VIDEO AT THIS LINK By Jason Devaney   |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 04:54 PM Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants to see marijuana and every other drug made legal in order to regulate them better. During a series of interviews with Newsmax TV, Ventura — the author of the book "Marijuana Manifesto" — said Wednesday …

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in.

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in. Newsmax reports that nine states will be voting on marijuana legalization in 2016, but is …