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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Opiod lawsuit
Hundreds of thousands of people have been hooked on OxyContin and thousands have died as the result of it's addiction. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Fourth Judicial DA Jimmy Dunn along with others, have sued Purdue Pharmaceuticals partially because of it's false advertising that lured individuals into addiction. Slatery alleges the OxyContin maker used pet advocacy groups, fake “educational material” and also paid doctors to convince the public that OxyContin was safe. The firm used another tactic to persuade patients to use it's drugs. It argued that patients had the right to pain pills if they were hurting. To grow it's profits, the lawsuits say the firm decided to target citizens most likely to be in pain – veterans and the elderly – as repeat customers. Purdue Pharma has an annual profit of $3 billion in OxyContin and related opioid sales.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Pedestrian struck on West Broadway in Newport
  • Jefferson County carjacking

    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
  • Inmates charged with assault
  • Alexander lauds Corker

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
  • Couple arrested in Evans assault
  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality

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