Tennessee Nears Settlement with Major Drug Companies

A $26 Billion Settlement With The Nation’s Three Largest Drug Distribution Companies And Drug Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Is Finally On The Horizon After Governments Have Worked For Years To Push Companies In The Pharmaceutical Industry To Help Cover The Expenses Of Solving The Country’s Problem With Opioid Addiction And Overdose.

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Senator Joey Hensley Faces Questioning About Alleged Unethical Prescriptions and Sex Scandal

State Investigators Testified That Hensley Wrote 47 Prescriptions For Opioids And Other Controlled Substances For His Second Cousin, With Whom He Was Having A Sexual Relationship, Between 2011 And 2018.

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Amount Of Fentanyl Seized At Southern Border Could Kill Every Person In New York

Customs & Border Patrol Reported That In The First Quarter Of This Year, It Seized 2,098 Total Pounds Of Fentanyl At The Southwestern Border, A 233% Increase Compared To The Same Quarter Last Year.

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TN Judge Rules Against Opioid Manufacturer Before Trial

A Tennessee Judge Issued An Uncommon Ruling Against An Opioid Firm Before The Civil Trial Even Began. The Ruling Was Over The Firm’s Supposed Role In The Current Opioid Epidemic.

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8 Bills Tennessee Conservatives Need To Know About

Bills Include – Lifetime Orders Of Protection For Victims Of Violent Crimes, More Opportunities For Animation And Film, Doctrine Allows Sexual Assault Victims To Use Deadly Force, Precious Cargo Act, SAFE Act, STRONG Act Increases Opportunities for Tennessee Guardsmen, Right To Work Resolution, David Crockett To Be Honored With Statue On Capitol Grounds

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Medical Marijuana Bill Takes First Step In Tennessee Senate

A Bill That Would Legalize And Regulate Medical Cannabis In Tennessee Has Begun Advancing Through The Tennessee Legislature.

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Tennessee Signed Contract With Consulting Firm While Also Investigating It For Role In Opioid Epidemic

Tennessee State Records Show The State Entered Into Consulting Contract With McKinsey & Co Consulting Firm While State Attorney General Was Investigating Firm For Its Role In The Opioid Epidemic.

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Tennessee To Receive $15.2M From Settlement With McKinsey Over Role In Opioid Crisis

Tennessee To Receive Part Of $573 Million Settlement Between Global Consulting Firm McKinsey & Company & 54 States & Territories Over Firm’s Role In Consultations With Opioid Manufacturers On How To Best Market & Profit From Opioid Drug Sales.

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Coronavirus Relief Funds May Lead To Increased Opioid Overdoses

Report shows that opioid overdoses spiked over 30% state-wide in the months of May and June 2020 following COVID-19 shutdowns, and the first coronavirus relief package.

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Largest Increase Of Opioid Overdoses Ever Recorded In 2020

In A Year Marred By Death From An Ongoing Pandemic, 2020 Also Saw Record Overdose Deaths. “The increases in drug overdose deaths appear to have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the CDC states.

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