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."
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
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.
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.
Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), has passed legislation through the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee for an opioid hotline.
At least 15 bills have been filed by state lawmakers in an effort to combat Tennessee's opioid crisis.
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.
New numbers indicate the number of senior citizens in Tennessee hospitalized due to opioid has tripled - plus some - in the last 10-years.
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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