About 6 out of 10 drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Opioids provide relief for people in chronic pain, but they’re also the leading killer in the current epidemic.
A new health study finds the first prescription that patients get for opioid painkillers has a large influence on their risk of long-term us…
These are some of the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid epidemic — children under age 5 who die after swallowing opioids
The newly released data revealed many things including crimes involving both pills and heroin are on the rise, especially in East Tennessee.
While some bills have been filed by individual members separate from the task force, one of its members says other measures can be amended w…
The Cheatham County Sheriff says overdoses are a weekly occurrence.
Around 300 doctors were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss the state’s opioid crisis.
The center says overdose deaths have been identified as a significant public health burden in the U.S. in recent years.
According to the CDC Tennessee is one of the most overprescribed states for painkillers.
Dr. Stephen Loyd said the moment he knew he was at the lowest of lows with came while teaching future doctors 13 years ago at East Tennessee…
The judge was asked by former prosecutor Rep. William Lamberth what lawmakers could do to help curb the opiate problem that occupies more th…
Speaker of the House Beth Harwell is hoping the task force can help get a handle on this growing problem.
On Thursday morning, a Cheatham County deputy saved a woman’s life who had overdosed after taking four methadone pills.
House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) called for the task force to address opioid and prescription drug abuse.
The Justice Department says local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas pose a low but growing threat.
She was on Suboxone, which was prescribed to help her off an opioid addiction that she’d had for more than a decade.
His fellow physicians even wrote prescriptions for him, thinking Dr. Stephen Loyd was taking the pills for legitimate reasons.
Rhonda Coffey’s 33-year-old son went missing and was found in a hotel room; he was robbed and left for dead.
The Volunteer State has the second-highest number of opioid prescriptions in the United States and consumes more opioids than most of the wo…