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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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Monday, August 20, 2018

  • Woodside arrest
  • Blackburn and Bredesen
  • Roe representative in Newport today
  • Gas prices drop slightly

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Forestyr grants available for volunteer fire departments

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Farm Service Agency meet
  • SBA loans available
  • Social Security and livability
  • Jefferson County crash
  • Dover arrest

    Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Moore arrested in threat on Caldwell
  • Bush Brothers fined
  • Cocke County Partnership meet
  • Clint Hammonds
  • Newport/Parrottsville candidates
  • July unemployment
  • Dover arrest

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Speir arrest
  • Cardboard fire
  • Cocke County School Board meet
  • Jefferson City train/car crash

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