Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 1st, 2004
Police and prosecutors in rural Kentucky say the state- and federally funded program that helps more than 670,000 of the state's elderly, poor, and disabled is a significant source of drugs that have ravaged the region.
"It's just no question the Medicaid system, which is strapped for funds, is financing a large degree of this stuff," said Larry Rogers, commonwealth's attorney for Wayne and Russell counties.
It's impossible to estimate the degree to which Medicaid is used...
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