Law Passed to Prevent Prescription & Medication Error

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According to the Washington Examiner, Kentucky recently passed a bill aimed at cutting down on prescription abuse and medication errors in the state. According to statistics, more than 1,000 people die in Kentucky every year due to a prescription overdose or error. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medication error in Kentucky, a Louisville medical malpractice attorney can help you build a strong case to seek the compensation you need and deserve.

 The law was officially passed on April 20, 2012 and made the following changes: 

  • all new pain clinics in the state must be owned by licensed physicians; and
  • prescriptions for certain high-risk pain killers must be registered and completed through the state-monitored prescription records system.  


The law also proposed moving oversight of the state prescription records system from the Cabinet of Health and Family Services to the Kentucky state Attorney General’s office in an effort to provide law enforcement with better resources when tracking sources of prescription drug sellers and physicians.

Many times medication errors occur because of a physicians mistake. If this has occurred to you and you have suffered a severe illness or damage to your health, you have the legal right of pursuing a claim. You should get in touch with the Gray & White Law Firm by calling 502-210-8942 or 888-450-4456 to begin discussing your legal options with a Kentucky prescription error attorney.