County Shuts Down Pain Clinics

January 4, 2011

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An epidemic of mass distribution of prescription pain medications prompts one county to pass an ordinance banning pain clinics.

One county in Kentucky is taking aim at all pain clinics by passing an ordinance to shut them all down. Knott County recently passed an ordinance to ban all pain clinics, according to a news report featured on local news station WKYT. Officials sought to "prevent the wholesale distribution of drugs by people who should not being doing it."