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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Purdue Pharma wants data sealed
A family that became one of the wealthiest in the country by taking advantage of opiate addicts in Tennessee doesn't want anyone to know how they marketed and sold a painkiller that is now the source of a national health epidemic. Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family of Connecticut, is asking a Knox County Circuit Court to block the public from seeing the information about the internal workings of the business. District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn also has filed a lawsuit naming Purdue Pharma as defendant. Forbes magazine says the Sackler family’s fortune came, mostly from the firm’s peddling of oxycontin, as a miracle painkiller safe for patients. Purdue’s sales shot up by $35 billion after it introduced oxycontin onto the market in 1995. It now earns $3 billion annually from the sale of drugs. Tennessee is suing Purdue for allegedly hiding the addictive properties of opiate-based painkillers from both doctors and patients, and then using cash to lobby against regulations, laws and police scrutiny. The full details of the allegations are under seal however the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and USA TODAY NETWORK have filed a motion to have the lawsuit made public.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

  • FSA Committee
  • U Haul fire on I-40
  • Suicide is up in Tennessee
  • Whiskey tarriffs
  • TVA cutting rebates aimed at energy conservation
  • Gas prices are dropping slowly

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

  • Affordable housing rents to increase

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • Funds remain to assist in downtown beautification
  • Norwood lawsuit is settled
  • Cryptocurrency scans
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Walters State is recognized

    Friday, June 15, 2018

  • School safety evaluation is complete
  • Public Safety hears concerns
  • Centerview Ruritans celebration
  • Cryptocurrency alert
  • Tennessee jobless rate
  • Opiod treatment

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • Cosby motorhome fire
  • Domestic violence is down in Tennessee
  • Corker blasts fellow Republicans
  • Complete Tennessee

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