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Kentucky Health News  The man who wanted Kentucky to use some of its opioid-settlement money for research that could lead to legalizing a psychedelic drug to treat addiction, but lost…

By Deborah Yetter Kentucky Lantern As a dental hygienist working with low-income schoolchildren in Louisville, Jennifer Hasch said the untreated tooth disease she saw was shocking. Some teens had decay…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A bill aimed at preventing people from coming to Kentucky solely to establish residency so that they can sign up for drug treatment to…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News While still considered high, Kentucky hospitalizations for respiratory disease dropped 15% in the week ending Feb. 17 after increasing in the previous week. The…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The House passed a watered-down bill to address youth vaping Thursday, Feb. 22, after a committee removed provisions to require vape shops be licensed…

By Colleen DeGuzman KFF Health News The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater…

Kentucky Health News In May 2017, three men came to Pineville, Ky., the Bell County seat of 1,700 people, looking for business from Pineville Community Hospital, which had just been…

Kentucky Health News Rural hospitals are in more trouble than ever, and 418 of them are “vulnerable to closure,” according to a study of their finances by Chartis, a Chicago-based…