Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Gov. Matt Bevin signs E-Reg to help fight illicit drug epidemic
"More than three Kentucky families a day are shattered by a drug overdose. This is unacceptable. We are vigorously fighting this tragedy with every resource at our disposal. We intend to eradicate this epidemic, and this executive order gives our law enforcement officers the immediate support they need to help save lives." - GOV. BEVIN
Click on headline for complete story
By Amanda Stamper
News from Governor Matt Bevin's Communications Office
FRANKFORT, KY (15 Nov 2016) - Gov. Matt Bevin today issued an emergency administrative regulation allowing Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) to take emergency action to make a synthetic opioid known as U-47700 a Schedule I controlled substance and subject to criminal drug penalties.
The emergency administrative regulation also allows other drugs and synthetics that are scheduled on the Federal register to be automatically placed in the same drug class in Kentucky regulation. This allows the process to be expedited, instead of reopening the regulation every time a new synthetic drug is discovered.
"New illicit deadly drugs are making their way into our communities and destroying lives," said Gov. Bevin. "More than three Kentucky families a day are shattered by a drug overdose. This is unacceptable. We are vigorously fighting this tragedy with every resource at our disposal. We intend to eradicate this epidemic, and this executive order gives our law enforcement officers the immediate support they need to help save lives."
The emergency administrative regulation places U-47700 in the same drug class as heroin and acetylfentanyl; drugs that have no accepted medical use and a high potential of abuse. It is similar in chemical compound to other opioid painkillers.
Authorities in Kentucky say they're starting to see signs of the drug in recent investigations of overdoses.
Overdose deaths are the leading cause of accidental deaths in Kentucky, surpassing car crashes. Most of the deaths involve the abuse of legal painkillers and a growing heroin epidemic.
This story was posted on 2016-11-15 17:30:29
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic News:
Adair Co. BD of Education Regular Meeting 17 Nov 2016
Resident near closed Barnett's Creek Road bridge wonders plan
EDA votes not to pursue idea of use of GRCP for fairgrounds
Amanda Stapp speaker, Journey to Recovery -18 Nov 2016
Great Performances 1st night, International Student Programs
Reader asks for full schedule of Adair OCC Drop Off center
2016 Adair OCC Relay Center officially opens 14 Nov 2016
Parks & Rec Board elects new officers, changes meeting date
KY 551 in Adair Co. to be reduced to 1 lane 15-18 Nov 2016
Grand Group Meets tomorrow, Tuesday 15 Nov 2016
View even more articles in topic News
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.