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GA Legislator proposes bill that forces insurers to lower costs of pain management alternatives

GEORGIA (WDEF)- Thousands died after overdosing on opioids this last year, bringing health officials to call it the leading cause of death in Tennessee for...
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New Tennessee Opioid Laws in Effect in January

The new year is right around the corner, and that means new state laws
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Rate of pregnant women addicted to opioids skyrocketed in 15 years, CDC says

(CBS News) - As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on the devastating consequences opioid addiction can have on pregnant women.
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Georgia Medical Examiner admits to trading painkillers for sex

Case involves more than 100,000 doses of prescription opioids
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Drug Take Back Initiative adds Reversal Training

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - National Prescription Drug Take-Back events were held all over the country today. This event was hosted under the collaboration of the...

Tennessee prosecutors end clash over opioids lawsuits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A clash has ended between the Tennessee attorney general and local prosecutors over lawsuits against drug companies for costs of the opioid epidemic.
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Gov. Haslam rolls out $30 million opioid plan

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has unveiled a 30-million dollar plan to combat the opioid crisis. The governor divided his "TN...

Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Experts say the nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states.
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Health and Human Services secretary holds opioid crisis listening session

The United States Health and Human Services Secretary was in Chattanooga to learn from people who are on the front lines of battling the opioid epidemic.

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