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A group in Campbell County is trying to help with that problem, helping previous inmates find work and put them on a pathway toward a produc…
To show us how it works, the sheriff’s department released exclusive body cam footage of an incident on Aug. 23 of this year.
Nashville fire is also stockpiling Narcan because when a drug becomes popular, it could go on backorder.
In Tennessee, opioid overdoses are often from prescription pain pills like hydrocodone, heroin or fentanyl.
Overdose deaths have continued to increase since 2011 and out of the 1,451 overdose deaths in 2015, 72 percent were from opioids.
Over the course of 10 years, Narcan saved Emilio Rodriguez’s life four times.
According to TDMHSAS, since 2011, every year in Tennessee more than 6,000 people are arrested for crimes related to prescription opioids.
Naloxone, or Narcan, reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
According to the Nashville Fire Department, from 2014 to 2016 the number of Narcan doses administered increased by 79 percent.
Dickson County is one of the few districts where making the opioid antidote available in all secondary schools is now a policy.
The CDC reports that for every overdose death in the U.S., a person taking opioids on average will overdose nine times.
It is estimated over 11 million Americans misused prescription opioids last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An average of five people die from a drug overdose in Tennessee every single day. More than 1,650 people died from…
The program will target opioid addicts who are uninsured, underinsured, veterans and women of childbearing age.
CVS says it will limit initial opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for new patients.
State health officials said Fentanyl is the primary cause of the spike in deaths.
Officials with the Sumner County Sheriff’s office told News 2 they’ve seen a sharp rise in both opioid abuse and overdoses.
First word about potential funding for the opioid crisis could come later this year at Governor Bill Haslam’s budget hearings.
House Speaker Beth Harwell will now review the recommendations before putting the ideas into any legislation for the upcoming sessions.