This story, originally published by The Greeneville Sun, appeared Jan. 23, 2018. Copyright 2018 The Greeneville Sun.Legal action proceeds as the scope of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and other defendants who allegedly fuel the opioid addiction epidemic widens to include counties beyond East Tennessee. East Tennessee district attorneys general who initiated a lawsuit in June… [Read More]
Dr. Adele Lewis, Deputy State Chief Medical Examiner, talks about the death rate of opioid overdose in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Lacy Atkins / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee This story, originally published by the Daily News Journal, appeared Jan. 10, 2018. Copyright 2018 Daily News Journal. Five top prosecutors from across Tennessee, including one… [Read More]
This story, originally published by the Columbia Daily Herald, appeared Jan. 13, 2018. Copyright 2018 Columbia Daily Herald. As the opioid crisis grows in Tennessee, local district attorneys have started to fight back against the epidemic. District Attorney Brent Cooper, who represents Maury County and southern Middle Tennessee in the 22nd Judicial District, joined a… [Read More]
This story, originally published by the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, appeared Jan. 12, 2018. Copyright 2018 Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Five Tennessee district attorneys — including Bedford County’s — have sued a group of opioid producers and others, alleging a “fraudulent campaign” to flood their communities with addictive pills. “It’s no secret the opioid issue has hit our district… [Read More]
This story, originally published by WTVF, appeared Jan. 11, 2018. Copyright 2018 WTVF. In the latest move in the war against opioid addiction in Tennessee, now five more District Attorneys General have filed suit against opioid manufacturers, saying they misled doctors into thinking their drugs weren’t addictive. View the full report in its original form here.
This story, originally published by WBIR, appeared Jan. 11, 2018. Copyright 2018 WBIR. They filed suit in Cumberland County on Wednesday that claims Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies knowingly participated in the illegal opioid market by directing the drugs to 19 Tennessee counties. Five more district attorneys general in Tennessee have filed a… [Read More]