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Thomas Greer

Opioids Account for More Medical Malpractice Claims than Any Other Drug Class

The opioid crisis, declared as a national health emergency by President Trump, is a growing problem that has affected millions of Americans. And national concerns related to these drugs don’t stop with their misuse, according to a recent study which […]

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Tennessee’s Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Center of Opioid Crisis Controversy

There is no denying that Tennessee is being hit hard by the current opioid crisis. 1,451 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses (many involving opioids) in 2015—the same year there were more active opioid prescriptions than people in the state. In […]

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Is It Enough? Tennessee Task Force Makes Opioid Crisis Recommendations

After months of investigation and deliberation, the Tennessee task force on opioid abuse released their recommendations earlier this month. Created by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville), the goal was to not only work on new legislation, but also to determine […]

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Taking Opioid Drug Manufacturers to Task

I recently authored an opinion editorial in the Commercial Appeal about the devastating opioid crisis in Tennessee.  You can read it here. The cost of this deadly and wide-ranging epidemic is astronomical.  Some estimates place the cost at $87 billion […]