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Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis
Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

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.

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Second Annual TriMED Conference Set for September
Second Annual TriMED Conference Set for September

It's almost time for the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit, which brings together key statewide organizations across multiple medical specialties for two days of insightful programming.

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Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow
Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015. This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.

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Leadership Transition at TDMHSAS
Leadership Transition at TDMHSAS

There is new leadership at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as Commissioner Doug Varney steps down and Marie Williams is named his successor.

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