This story, originally published by NPR, appeared Oct. 26, 2017. Copyright 2017 NPR. President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are… [Read More]
This story, originally published by WBIR, appeared Oct. 25, 2017. Copyright 2017 WBIR. People filled Fulton High School Wednesday night to learn more about the opioid epidemic taking hold in East Tennessee. Knox County Schools and WBIR worked together to host the third opioid forum in a series across the community at Fulton High School… [Read More]
This story, originally published by Bloomberg, appeared Oct. 25, 2017. Copyright 2017 Bloomberg. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut began a criminal investigation into Purdue Pharma Inc.’s marketing of the controversial opioid painkiller OxyContin. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly is gathering documents about Purdue’s claim that OxyContin provides 12 hours of pain relief. A Los Angeles Times investigation, published last… [Read More]
This story, originally published by the Tellico Village Connection, appeared Oct. 18, 2017. Copyright 2017 The Connection. Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office has joined four other judicial districts to file a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers. The joint initiative was filed last month in Campbell County Circuit Court and takes aim at… [Read More]
This story, originally published by WBIR, appeared Oct. 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 WBIR. Oct. 12, 2017: The growing opioid epidemic in East Tennessee is changing retirement for many grandparents. See the full report in its original form here.
This story, originally published by WRCB, appeared Oct. 10, 2017. Copyright 2017 WRCB. HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) – Tennessee has the second-highest rate of opioid prescriptions in the country. Channel 3 is learning more and more babies are being born drug dependent. Tennesseans are twice as likely to know an infant born into drug withdrawal than the… [Read More]