Randy McNally

Tennessee governor touts $30M plan to fight opioid epidemic

Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee.

The Republican governor released details of the 'TN Together' initiative in a news conference Monday alongside Senate Speaker Randy McNally, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins and numerous other officials.

The proposal would limit the amount of opioids someone can receive on initial prescriptions and put more than $25 million in state and federal money toward improving treatment and recovery services. It would offer a new public awareness campaign and...

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