Kentucky ranks among highest for painkiller prescribing

July 2, 2014 8:22 PM

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Kentucky ranks among highest for painkiller prescribing

Kentucky has one of the nation's highest rates of painkiller prescribing -- and a scourge of pain pill abuse.

A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week shows the state tied for fourth-highest with Oklahoma; both states had 128 painkiller prescriptions per 100 people.

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