Knox And Anderson County Overdoses Greatly Increased In 2021

According To The 2021 Drug-Related Death Report For Knox And Anderson Counties, Produced By The Knox County Regional Forensic Center, The Number Of Overdose Deaths In Knox County Increased By 29% And By 67% In Anderson County Last Year. These Percentages Are On Top Of A 41% Increase In Knox County In 2020 And A 81% Increase In Anderson County The Same Year.

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Food City Seeks To Spread Blame In Opioid Lawsuit Brought By TN Attorney General

Tennessee Attorney General Accuses Food City Grocery Chain Of Padding Profits Through Sales Of “Massive Quantities” Of Opioids.

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Tennessee Hospice Nurse Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft

A Hospice Nurse Was Arrested And Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft For Her Role In Defrauding Pharmacies Throughout Middle Tennessee And Stealing The Identities Of Six Patients And Physicians With The Intent Of Distributing Controlled Drugs.

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Judge Barred From Opioid Trial After Using Case To Boost His Reelection Bid

An Appellate Court Is Barring A Tennessee Judge From Presiding Over A Governmental Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers, Distributors And Pharmacies For Billing Himself On Facebook As A Warrior Against The Drugs And Using The Case To Bolster His Own Reelection Campaign.

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Travel Nurse Leaves Fears Of Hospital Drug Tampering Across Three States

Health Officials In At Least Three States Are Investigating A Travel Nurse Suspected Of Tampering With And Potentially Contaminating Vials And Syringes Of Opioid Painkillers In Two Hospitals, Then Returning The Vials To Medication Cabinets Where They Could Be Unknowingly Given To Patients.

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Progress Milestone Reached On TN’s Multi-Billion Dollar Opioid Agreement

Attorney General Herbert Slatery Has Marked A Key Milestone In The $26 Billion Opioid Agreement With The Nation’s Three Major Pharmaceutical Distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, And AmerisourceBergen – And Johnson & Johnson Over The Companies’ Role In Creating And Fueling The Nationwide Opioid Crisis.

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Grieving Tennessee Mom Shares Fentanyl Warning

“I want to share how our son Brenden died, in hopes of saving others. On Friday, June 4, 2021, Brenden was at home. We had a family dinner together and watched a movie. Then he went to his room, and that night he died in his sleep. We did not find out his cause of death until almost three months later from his autopsy report, and we were shocked: Accidental drug overdose from a lethal amount of Fentanyl…”

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Tennessee Counties File Suit Against Consulting Firm Over Role In Opioid Crisis

In A Coordinated Legal Strategy, Seven Counties In East Tennessee And Five Counties Plus One City In West Tennessee Have Filed Separate Lawsuits Against Consulting Firm McKinsey & Co. Over Its Involvement In The Opioid Crisis.

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