Fanning the flames of emotional and physical pain, the global COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to opioid use, driving the epidemic to new heights.
When Patrice Harris, MD, MA, was growing up in rural West Virginia, she wanted to be a pediatrician.
The Department of Health is raising awareness and putting a face to the opioid crisis in Tennessee.
As Tennessee's infant and maternal mortality rates continue t be among the highest in the nation, leaders examine causes and possible remedies.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the state gathered in Nashville last month for education and updates on the opioid crisis and other pressing issues at the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.
As the latest session of the Tennessee Legislature drew to a close, new laws were passed impacting the prescribing of opioids, particularly in regards to 'opioid naïve' patients.
Alternative Payment Model Aims to Combine Payment for Medical and Psychosocial Support Services
The Tennessee Medical Association Board of Trustees has adopted the following position on Governor Haslam's TN Together plan for addressing the state's opioid abuse epidemic.
A busy legislative session is in store for the Tennessee Hospital Association as the organization works to ensure the delivery of high quality care to patients and the communities served across the state.
With the 2018 legislative session in full swing, TMA is ready to advocate on behalf of its more than 9,000 physician members.
Governor Haslam recently unveiled a three-pronged plan to address Tennessee's opioid epidemic.
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