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Kentucky AG participating in opioid-related investigation


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's joining other attorneys general to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the nation's opioid epidemic.

Beshear said Wednesday that the bipartisan group is using its investigative powers — including subpoenas for documents and testimony — as part of the investigation.

Prescription and illicit opioids are the main driver of drug overdose deaths in Kentucky and nationwide. Beshear's office says opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths nationwide in 2015.

Beshear says the drug epidemic poses the greatest...

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