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Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

By Ben Keeton At one Kentucky hospital, people are bringing in their own 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 in the Capitol Annex. He was among

Keeping Kentuckians alive: It’s time to increase access to emergency care and treatment for opiate overdose.

In Quincy, Mass., first responders carry kits that have saved over 200 lives since 2010, and nationwide these kits have saved more than 10,000 lives. Currently, Kentucky’s first responders cannot carry such kits – and every year Kentuckians die because of this. In North Carolina and 20 other states, laws have been enacted to encourage