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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.
Dr. Steve Dickerson and Rep. Bryan Terry want Tennessee to update laws and penalties for new, illegally manufactured opioid-based drugs and …
Addiction Campuses is hosting a free event on Aug. 31 at the Parthenon to remember the 120 people who die every day from a drug overdose.
The doctor and lawmaker outlined why tougher measures for trafficking these drugs and their derivatives or analogs are needed.
DA Matthew Stowe told News 2 the drug is here in Tennessee and he can’t warn people fast enough.
Few people see the impact of the opioid crisis in Tennessee more vividly than Gale Robinson.
The president says the drug crisis afflicting the nation is a “serious problem the likes of which we have never had”
Assistant DA Jenny Charles says heroin has surpassed cocaine as the drug of choice.
One day after returning to work after her son’s death, Mayor Barry appeared on CNN where she talked about the opioid crisis.
Trump held a briefing on the matter at his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day “working vacation.”
Prosecuting drug dealers is just one tool in the state’s arsenal in the war against Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.
In March, police responded to a home on Spencer Avenue where the victim overdosed on heroin and fentanyl.