Ky. House committee clears reforms to Rx drug law

02/26/2013 | Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

Kentucky's House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved changes to a law designed to clamp down on prescription drug abuse. The law has unintentionally put sick patients at the same level of scrutiny as potential traffickers, said state House Speaker Greg Stumbo. Under the changes, a 14-day exemption follows surgical procedures, and hospitals and long-term care facilities are exempted from the requirements.

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