I was proud to join Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today to kick off the sixth annual “March Against Hunger” food drive in Louisville. Each year, Attorney General Zoeller and I challenge attorneys and law firms in both Louisville and southern Indiana to participate in the competition by donating food or money to the Dare to Care Food Bank. In 2013, 52 participating law groups helped raise more than 10,000 pounds of food and $55,455 in monetary donations. This great initiative helps put food on the tables of families in need across the region, and I encourage firms in Kentucky to get involved again this year. To learn more about participating in the competition, visit www.marchagainsthunger.org.
General Zoeller and I also co-sponsored a letter that was sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week supporting a proposed rule that calls for an update to generic drug labeling requirements. The FDA’s proposed rule would allow generic drug manufacturers to independently update their safety labeling information as soon as they become aware of a new safety risk. Currently, generic drug makers are prohibited from updating this information without such changes first being made by the product’s original developer. The proposed rule would greatly improve medication safety by ensuring that generic pharmaceutical companies are more closely monitoring their products and diligently alerting their consumers of any new health risks associated with those products. I appreciate General Zoeller’s support on this issue as well as the 28 other state and territorial attorneys general who also signed the letter. You can read the letter here.
It was a pleasure to join WKYT’s Bill Bryant this morning for a taping of Kentucky Newsmakers. It’s always great to catch up with Bill and share the latest news from the Office of the Attorney General. Look for our segment to air Sunday morning on WKYT. Earlier this week, I also had the opportunity to chat with Ryan Alessi on cn2’s Pure Politics. You can watch that interview here.
Finally, be sure to check out the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, Kentucky General News. The newsletter highlights all of the great work my office accomplished during the month of February. In it, you can read more about my visit to King Middle School, my commitment to keeping the for-profit college industry honest, and the upcoming deadline to submit ideas for the KY Kids Recovery grant program. Kentucky General News is available here.