This story, originally published by the Tennessean, appeared Oct. 15, 2017. Copyright 2017 Tennessean. Tennesseans surrendered more than 35,489 pounds of pills and pill waste in two days over the last year in collection events sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. And there was an additional 52,164 pounds collected at permanent drop-off sites… [Read More]
This story, originally published by CBS News, appeared Oct. 15, 2017. Copyright 2017 CBS News. Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it Update: President Trump announced Tuesday that his nominee for drug czar,… [Read More]
This story, originally published by Capital News Service, appeared Oct. 13, 2017. Copyright 2017 Capital News Service. WASHINGTON – Reducing prescribed pain medications and innovations in non-opioid treatments could help ease the opioid epidemic, according to top federal drug and public health officials. Drug overdoses in the United States have nearly tripled over the last… [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 the Commercial Appeal, appeared Oct. 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Commercial Appeal. Sue Goodrum woke up to flashing lights outside her bedroom window after falling asleep early on a winter night in 2016. Her 33-year-old son, Daniel, recently paralyzed in a car accident, stayed with her at her house in the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis with… [Read More]
This story, originally published by Count It! Lock It! Drop It®, appeared Oct. 6, 2017. Copyright 2017 Count It! Lock It! Drop It®. Do you have unused or expired prescriptions in your home? Keep them out of the wrong hands by attending a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event. On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Tennesseans will… [Read More]