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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, February 20, 2019

  • Jefferson County murder/suicide update
  • Jefferson County shooting
  • CLB gets animal shelter update
  • Newport Utilities water project
  • TVA long range plan
  • CWD a risk to humans ?
  • CWD a risk to humans ?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Newport Grammar..........Closed
  • Grassy Fork reduced ISO rating
  • Ball arrest
  • Drug baby legislation
  • Heavy rains....possible flooding
  • School bus cameras
  • School bus cameras

    Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed Tuesday
  • Holt/Morris arrest
  • Guns in cars
  • Stand Your Groend
  • McMinn drowning

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Roe news conference
  • Alexander says the border is no national emergency
  • National Park funding

    Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wilson charges are certified
  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
  • TVA moves away from coal
  • Alexander and Roe support budget legislation

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