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Senator Alexander Deals With Opiod Crisis
Senator Alexander Deals With Opiod Crisis

On Tuesday, Senate health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "We want to make sure that as we deal with the opioid crisis, we keep in mind those people who are in pain."

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Blackburn, Bredesen, Dean and Lee to speak to stakeholders and leaders from across Tennessee about the OPIOID CRISIS
Blackburn, Bredesen, Dean and Lee to speak to stakeholders and leaders from across Tennessee about the OPIOID CRISIS

In a statement announcing the summit, Dr. Manny Sethi, founder of Healthy Tennessee said "I have traveled to every corner of Tennessee, and the opioid crisis has touched every community in our state

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LEGISLATION APPROVED TO HELP TREAT OPIOID MISUSE
LEGISLATION APPROVED TO HELP TREAT OPIOID MISUSE

Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) sponsored legislation this session that is a critical part of the conversation and will go a long way toward improving treatment options.

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Representative Terry's Initiative Improving Opioid Abuse Reporting Passes In House
Representative Terry's Initiative Improving Opioid Abuse Reporting Passes In House

This week, Republican lawmakers supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) that improves reporting on instances of opioid abuse.

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Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee
Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee

Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), has passed legislation through the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee for an opioid hotline.

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State Lawmakers File Bills to Fight Opioid Crisis
State Lawmakers File Bills to Fight Opioid Crisis

At least 15 bills have been filed by state lawmakers in an effort to combat Tennessee's opioid crisis.

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More news on Governor Haslam's Opioid Crisis Plan
More news on Governor Haslam's Opioid Crisis Plan

Regarding incarcerated Tennesseans, the statewide opioid plan will attempt to re-purpose 512 beds -- an increase of 50 percent -- at a West Tennessee state prison in order to expand treatment and services.

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Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply
Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply

New numbers indicate the number of senior citizens in Tennessee hospitalized due to opioid has tripled - plus some - in the last 10-years.

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Physician Legislators Bryan Terry & Steve Dickerson Take Aim at Tennessee's Opioid Crisis
Physician Legislators Bryan Terry & Steve Dickerson Take Aim at Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

With Tennessee and the entire United States in the middle of an opioid crisis, State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Steven Dickerson, MD (R-Nashville) are working on new legislation in order to curb unlawful production and distribution of powerful opioids...

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