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Opioid overdose among children nearly doubles, study says
The number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdose has nearly doubled since 2004, according to a new study.
The study, which published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at children between ages 1 and 17 who were admitted to hospitals and pediatric intensive care units with opioid-related diagnoses from 2004 to 2015. Researchers found that the number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdose nearly doubled to 1,504 patients between 2012 and 2015, from 797 patients between 2004 and 2007. more (Video)

ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses shot up last year by 30%, Midwest increased 70%
Emergency visits for suspected opioid overdoses shot up 30 percent from the third quarter of 2016 to third quarter 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During a briefing of the latest Vital Signs report, CDC's Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said overall the most dramatic increases were in the Midwest, where emergency visits went up 70 percent in all ages over 25. more

For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial
For years, doctors turned to opioid painkillers as a first-line treatment for chronic back pain and aches in the joints. Even as the dangers of addiction and overdoses became more clear, the drugs' pain-relieving benefits were still thought to justify their risks. Now researchers have hard data that challenges this view. more
Beshear: Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program Fighting Addiction in Western Kentucky
Attorney General Andy Beshear was at the Munday Activity Center in Owensboro Monday to announce that more resources are being provided to help fight the drug epidemic in Western Kentucky. more

The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test
Employers are struggling to hire workers in the tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance. more (Video)

Recent Kentucky Legislative News
Issues for 2018 Legislative Session
• Opioid Response Funding - Governor’s Budget Initiatives and Attorney General General’s legislation announced today that would devote lawsuit settlement funds to SUD Treatment with new board determining where it goes. Beshear, Lawmakers Want Permanent Fund for Drug Treatment
• HB124 - HB124 will likely pass, we are watching closely…/bill/18RS/HB124/HCS1.pdf (This will impact us all and how we conduct business).
• MCO Reform - There is no consensus bill filed yet.
• Medically Assisted Treatment - HB246 was filed late this afternoon by Danny Bentley who is a pharmacist.
1115 Waiver
• SUD Treatment should be considered “community engagement.”
• People with SUD should fall under “medically frail” definition. We want 2-year determination versus 6 months if possible to allow for effective treatment.

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