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General Session: Cracking Down on Unlawful Rx Marketing - Jack

General Session: Cracking Down on Unlawful Rx Marketing - Jack

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  • 1. Cracking  Down  on   Unlawful  Rx  Marke5ng   Honorable  Jack  Conway   A;orney  General   Commonwealth  of  Kentucky  
  • 2. Required  Disclaimer:   The  Kentucky  Office  of  the  A;orney  General  has  no   financial  rela5onships  with  proprietary  en55es  that   produce  health  care  goods  and  services  
  • 3. Learning  Objec5ves:   1.  Outline the strategies for effective action against unlawful Rx drug marketing practices. 2.  Identify practices that are considered unlawful for marketing Rx drugs 3.  Evaluate the effectiveness of pursuing cases against drug manufactures who violate Rx drug marketing laws.  
  • 4. Announced  January  06,  2014  
  • 5. Two  Pharmaceu5cal   Se;lements   Merck  Sharp  &  Dohme  Corpora5on   •  Vioxx   •  $25  million   GlaxoSmithKline   •  Avandia   •  $15  million  
  • 6. Court  Ordered   Distribu5ons   Court  orders  filed  in  both  se;lements   require  that  the  funds  be  spent  on  drug   treatment  programs.  
  • 7. Recovery  Center   $500,000  —  construc5on  of  Kentucky   Recovery  Center,  Ashland,  Ky   •  17th  center  in  the  Commonwealth   •  Peer-­‐based  recovery  model   •  Provide  easier  access  to  treatment  in  the  E.Ky   region  
  • 8. Recovery  Ky  Scholarships   $2.52  million  —  scholarships  for  Recovery   Kentucky  Centers   •  30  scholarships  each  year  for  2  years   •  14  operaGonal  Recovery  Kentucky  Centers   •  Total:  840  scholarships  over  2  years  
  • 9. Drug  Free  Housing   $560,000  —  Create  14  drug-­‐free  homes   •  start-­‐up  costs  and  rental  assistance   •  for  people  transiGoning  out  of  residenGal   treatment  programs   •  Residents  required  to  work  &  remain  drug  free  
  • 10. Treatment  Grants   $19  million  —  Grant  program   •  expand  treatment  beds  at  exisGng  faciliGes   •  create  new  juvenile  treatment  programs   •  Residents  required  to  work  &  remain  drug  free.   •  hPp://kykidsrecovery.ky.gov/  
  • 11. Addi5onal  Distribu5on   •  $6  million  to  administer  and  upgrade  KASPER   •  $1  million  to  Chrysalis  House  in  Lexington  and   Independence  House  in  Corbin   •  $1.5  million  to  UK  to  develop  best  pracGces  for   juvenile  substance  abuse  treatment  providers   •  $1  million  to  develop  substance  abuse  screening   tool  with  the  Ky  Dept.  of  EducaGon  to  intervene   with  at-­‐risk  children   •  $250,000  to  create  a  database  to  evaluate   outcomes  of  juvenile  treatment  
  • 12. SATAC   Substance  Abuse  Treatment  Advisory   Commi;ee   •  Created  by  ExecuGve  Order   •  Oversee  sePlement  funding  incl.  grant  program   •  Chaired  by  APorney  General  Conway  
  • 13. Contact  Informa5on   Kentucky  Office  of  the  APorney  General   700  Capital  Avenue,  Suite  118   Frankfort,  Kentucky  40601   Phone:    (502)  696-­‐5641   Fax:    (502)  564-­‐8310   www.ag.ky.gov   aPorney.general@ag.ky.gov  

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