AG: Kentucky is third most medicated state in U.S.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway spoke about the commonwealth's problems with prescription drugs.

The Attorney General says Kentucky is the third most medicated state in the nation and sees more people die from prescription overdoses than car wrecks.

Conway says that medication abuse has troubled many throughout the bluegrass.

"It’s an issue that's touched almost every family in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It's touched mine. I've seen it first hand and you all have seen it first hand in your jobs and in what you're trying to do," Conway said.

Conway says three people die every day in Kentucky due to prescription pill overdoses.


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