Category Archives: Health & Safety

Health & Safety News

Unused Prescription Drug Disposal

KSP

The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

“Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “However, leftover or expired drugs can be harmful in a variety of Continue reading Unused Prescription Drug Disposal

Beshear Partnering with Kentucky Bankers Association to Stop Senior Scams

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Bankers Association (KBA) are teaming up to protect seniors statewide from financial exploitation by scam artists.

This is the latest in a series of partnerships Beshear has announced aimed at preventing scams targeting seniors. His office most recently announced a partnership with Kentucky’s faith-based community to help educate its senior ministries and the communities they serve on potential scams. Continue reading Beshear Partnering with Kentucky Bankers Association to Stop Senior Scams

Celebrate Earth Day – Test Your Home for Radon

As part of Earth Day 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is helping to spread the word about the important role the environment plays in your health. DPH encourages Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas. Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day – Test Your Home for Radon

Senator McConnell Comments on HHS Grants to Combat Opioid Addiction

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide $485 million in grants to help states fight opioid addiction:

“I applaud the Trump Administration for its work to help fight the opioid addiction that is plaguing the Commonwealth and our nation. The implementation of the 21st Century Cures bill, bipartisan legislation that I helped shepherd through the Senate, will bolster medical innovation by Continue reading Senator McConnell Comments on HHS Grants to Combat Opioid Addiction

UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

KSP

The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

“Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “However, leftover or expired drugs can be harmful in a variety of Continue reading UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

Mosquito Proof Your Yard This Spring To Reduce Mosquito Population

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.

“Everyone needs to do their part to help reduce the mosquito population,” said Hiram Polk Jr., MD, DPH commissioner. “As we are Continue reading Mosquito Proof Your Yard This Spring To Reduce Mosquito Population

Beshear Urges Kentuckians to File Claims on Settlement over Pharmaceutical Company’s Sleep Disorder Drug Provigil

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians who purchased Provigil to file their claims as part of the more than $1 million settlement his office secured with pharmaceutical company Cephalon last year over its anticompetitive conduct to protect profits from its sleep disorder drug.

As part of the settlement, Kentuckians who used the drug will receive a portion of roughly $760,000. Kentucky’s Medicaid program will receive nearly $500,000 as part of the Continue reading Beshear Urges Kentuckians to File Claims on Settlement over Pharmaceutical Company’s Sleep Disorder Drug Provigil

Manage Your Spring Allergies Through Prevention and Treatment

Spring is in the air, which means sneezing, coughing and puffy eyes are on the horizon. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that nearly 50 million Americans each year suffer from nasal allergies and Kentucky is commonly ranked among the worst places to live with spring allergies by the AAFA. This spring, Continue reading Manage Your Spring Allergies Through Prevention and Treatment

Behavioral Health Announces KY-Moms

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is building on its collaboration with social services organizations and community partners to provide pregnant and parenting women with the education, guidance, and coordination of services needed to reach substance use recovery goals. KY-Moms provides prevention and case management services for mothers at risk of developing substance use disorders.

“Many women in Kentucky are dealing with substance use and struggle to find appropriate care and treatment,” said Health and Continue reading Behavioral Health Announces KY-Moms