Legislators grilled representatives from five major opioid distributors Tuesday on how painkillers flooded West Virginia under their watch.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing came as part of an investigation into why Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, Miami-Luken and H.D. Smith failed to report suspiciously large orders of opioid painkillers at the beginning of the addiction crisis.

Poll Reflects a Drop in Prescription Pill Abuse

Apr 20, 2018

A new poll shows one in four Kentuckians knows someone who has abuse prescription pain drugs.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll also showed a decrease in the number of adults in the 


The current heroin abuse problem in Kentucky is causing lawmakers on the House Education Committee to look for new ways to prevent sometimes deadly consequences of opioid use.