WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu May 11, 2006
Drug Import Rules Get Tougher
Frankfort, KY – Rules for out of state drug suppliers have gotten tougher.
The state's pharmacy board has unanimously approved a stiffer application process that officials say will help track down companies that sell prescriptions to Kentucky's black market.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo says the application will give authorities a clear paper trail.
Out of state pharmacies applying for a license will now see a list of state statutes, meaning they can no longer claim they were unaware of Kentucky laws.
Pharmacy company officials will also be asked for their social security numbers and other identifying information.
Prescription drug abuse has been a problem, particularly in Eastern kentucky. There's been a recent spike in mysterious firms seeking to sell prescription drugs in the state.