Kentucky’s 2012 Prescription Drug Abuse Legislation Shows Results

It’s great to see encouraging results coming out of Kentucky where the 2012 prescription drug abuse legislation has been in effect for long enough that some findings can be measured.  These positive results should encourage more states to take initiative in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

With the hope of curbing prescription drug abuse and discouraging those who would profit from another’s pain, a recently concluded study indicates 2012 legislation cracking down on pill mills with tougher prescription restrictions has had beneficial statewide side effects.

According to the study, the number of patients doctor shopping (receiving typically opioid prescriptions from four or more doctors) has decreased by 50 percent since the implementation of House Bill 1.

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