|One year later, landmark prescription drug bill shows huge impact|
Overdose deaths are down; numbers of prescriptions for commonly abused drugs have dropped; 20 pain clinics shut down since House Bill 1 took effect
One year after landmark legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse took effect, Governor Steve Beshear credited the bill with closing non-compliant pain management clinics and reducing the number of prescriptions for heavily-abused controlled substances.
Plus, for the first time in a decade, the number of deaths blamed on prescription overdoses has declined.
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