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Local presenters heading to state Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

Floyd Commonwealth’s Attorney Brent Turner and Paintsville Police Chief Bill Holbrook will be among the presenters next week at the state’s first-ever Prescription Drug Abuse Summit. The one-day event, scheduled for next Wednesday, is being organized by Kerry Harvey, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and David J. Hale, U.S. attorney for the Western District. Other speakers at the event will include Gov. Steve Beshear, University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto, and Wilfredo Ferrer, who serves as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida and has been instrumental in that state’s efforts to investigate and prosecute owners of rogue pain clinics, commonly known as "pill mills." The summit is free and open to industry professionals. For questions or to register, contact Harvey’s office by calling (859) 685-4805.

Filed under: Kentucky | Prescription pill abuse | Around the region


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