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Covid metrics up across Kentucky

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News All measures of Covid-19 in Kentucky kept rising last week, with new cases up 24 percent, with a higher share ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, July 29, 2022 8:23 am

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Don’t look now, but Covid clinics making a comeback

Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Eight Kentucky health departments are participating in the “Kentucky Covid-19 Vaccine Extravaganza” in July and August to get more Kentuckians ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, July 25, 2022 3:43 pm

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Doctors worry about vagueness of Kentucky abortion ban exception

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Federal officials have issued guidance in an attempt to clarify when health-care providers can perform an abortion in states ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, July 18, 2022 2:03 pm

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Deaths in Kentucky by alcohol, drugs, suicide skyrocketed during pandemic

Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In the first year of the pandemic, the United States experienced the highest-ever combined rates of deaths due to alcohol, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, July 15, 2022 1:43 pm

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Pharmacy lobby defeats bill that would raise prescription costs

The lobbying organization for pharmacy benefit managers, the middlemen between insurance companies and drug manufacturers, spent $86,168 in its successful effort to defeat a bill ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:09 am

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Campaign to reduce stigma associated with drug addiction shows promising results

A campaign to reduce stigma associated with substance-use disorders has shown it can change attitudes and beliefs about people with drug addictions and increase support ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:00 am

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Commission named to disburse funds from opioid settlement

AL CROSS Kentucky Health News Attorney General Daniel Cameron has appointed the 11 people who will oversee the state’s half of the $483 million settlement ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, June 13, 2022 5:09 pm

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COVID-19 denial making doctors’ jobs harder

Healthcare workers “are growing weary of Covid-19 denial and misinformation that have made it exasperating to treat unvaccinated patients during the Delta-driven surge,” The Associated ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, October 11, 2021 11:37 am