The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.
Former Tennessee governor and U.S. Senate hopeful Phil Bredesen didn’t come to the Carnegie Hotel Wednesday to woo voters or boast about his campaign.
A few weeks ago, I relinquished my crown as Miss Tennessee, passing it to my worthy successor, Christine Williams. But I didn’t give up my personal fight against opioid addiction.
One of the region’s largest opioid addiction recovery centers will soon be under new ownership.
The public now has access to Tennessee’s 272-page lawsuit filed against Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma alleging it
Jul 6, 2018 at 5:00 AM
East Tennessee State University has been awarded a $500,000 state appropriation to bolster the work of its Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment.
Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
A free event in Bristol will teach attendees how to use a drug that reverses the effects of opioids during drug overdoses.
Governors of both parties are calling on Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to provide more money and improve coordination to deal with America’s deadly opioid crisis.
While acknowledging the drug can save lives, state health officials issued a stern warning that buprenorphine, when taken with another respiratory depressant, can be deadly.
Tennessee now has guidelines for all buprenorphine prescribers to follow, regardless of how many patients are being treated.
A Washington County man who said he endures constant pain from training injuries he received while serving as a Marine filed a lawsuit earlier this month over a forced opioid tapering policy that eliminates or severely eliminates veterans access to the pain medication.
CHICAGO — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and
Updated Nov 7, 2017 at 4:08 PM
For the second time this year, a group of East Tennessee prosecutors have singled out four pharmaceutical manufacturers in a lawsuit for their alleged contribution to the state’s opioid epidemic.