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Kentucky should decriminalize fentanyl test strips to protect unwitting users and first responders

BY: - March 10, 2023

“We’ve never seen one drug this prevalent in the toxicology reports of overdose fatalities.” Those were the words of Van Ingram executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. A record high 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021, a 14.5% increase compared with the year prior. Fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, […]

Bipartisan Kentucky bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips clears House

BY: - March 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — A bipartisan Kentucky bill that would pave the way for fentanyl strips to not be considered illegal drug paraphernalia passed the House unanimously 93-0 on Wednesday.  House Bill 353 is sponsored by Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill and has three Democratic co-sponsors.  Fentanyl test strips, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]