By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Attorney General Jack Conway will be in western Kentucky on Thursday to warn school kids about the dangers of prescription abuse.

Stops are planned at schools in Paducah and Murray.

Conway has been going into schools across the state during his two terms in office to tell children and teens about the potential consequences of abusing painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs.

Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill into law earlier this week aimed at identifying people who go from doctor to doctor seeking excessive amounts of prescriptions.

Both Conway and Beshear said the new law is especially important in Kentucky, a state where more people die from drug overdoses than car wrecks.

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