fentanyl test strips

Pike County schools will distribute overdose reversal drug

BY: - December 13, 2023

The Pike County School District in Eastern Kentucky will distribute 200 extra boxes of naloxone, commonly called Narcan, to its campuses and families, thanks to a donation from the national nonprofit HarborPath. The school district already made the overdose reversal drug available to schools, it said Wednesday, but now has the capacity to provide more doses […]

Kentucky governor signs bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips

BY: - March 30, 2023

FRANKFORT – Fentanyl test strips will no longer be considered drug paraphernalia in Kentucky.  Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday signed a bipartisan bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips in Kentucky after it easily passed both chambers.  The Kentucky Senate passed House Bill 353 Thursday night. The House concurred unanimously in the final hours of the 2023 legislative […]

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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 […]