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Drug task force cracking down on prescription pills

FRANKFORT, KY. (AP) - A task force designed to halt the flow of illegal prescription drugs across the borders of four states held its first meeting Wednesday in eastern Kentucky.

Officials from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia met to discuss ways to share information gathered by their states 'prescription

A statement from Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky has a "tremendous prescription drug problem."

He says the InterstatePrescription dispensers and patients who are exploiting the state's borders.

Attorney General Jack Conway says police believe the majority of illegal pills in Kentucky come from other states.

Earlier this month, Kentucky and Ohio began using a system that automatically exchanges prescription medication data.

Drug Task Force will work to find prescribers, drug monitoring programs.

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