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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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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael

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