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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.

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The number of Kentuckians “doctor shopping” to obtain similar drug prescriptions from multiple doctors dropped significantly after new drug laws went into effect in 2012. 

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An eastern Kentucky man has been sentenced to life in prison for the overdose death of a woman.