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New state law puts patients first, ahead of insurance companies-SB54
Imagine being diagnosed with a chronic health condition — one that interferes with your daily life and makes even the simplest tasks a challenge. Fortunately, your physician has prescribed a treatment or medication that’s expected to make your condition much more manageable. more

Louisville arms drug users with tests to avoid No. 1 killer: fentanyl
A tall and slender woman with sunken cheeks scooped up 70 dirty needles and stepped inside an RV — home to Louisville's controversial roaming syringe-exchange program. She paused to cough while chatting with a worker, who offered her polite words of encouragement and several clean needles to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis A. more

Punishing Pain Patients for the Addiction Crisis
We are in the midst of an opioid epidemic that has taken the lives of thousands of people. It’s a real crisis. But solutions risk punishing patients in terrible pain for the abuse of these medicines by others. more

KY law to soon require everyone convicted of DUI to install ignition interlock
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill into law that will require any person convicted of drunk driving in the state to install an ignition interlock in his or her car -- or face longer license suspension. The law, which started as Senate Bill 85, mainly affects the penalty for first time DUI offenders. more

Taiwan mulls death penalty for drunk driving
Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drunk driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases, sparking an outcry from abolition and rights groups. more

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine
The U.S. surgeon general's office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance-use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation's drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren't nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doctors with extensive clinical training who are board certified in addiction medicine. more

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates. The research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and mental health problems, but still does not definitively pinpoint marijuana as the cause. more


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