The event aims to bring awareness to recovery and addiction. Participants met to hear speakers from the addiction community, as well as the Chattanooga Hamilton County Health Department.
Narcan is also known as naloxone; when given to a patient on opioids, it can quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing as slowed or stopped from an overdose.
School districts around the area have been giving nurses and School Resource Officers access to Narcan for about a year, and it's helping save lives.
The opioid epidemic is destroying families because of the parents' addiction to drugs. In many cases, grandparents are left to raise grandchildren or kids are forced into foster care.
While the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, doctors at CHI Memorial Hospital are doing their part to lessen the number of deaths by using alternative treatment methods.
Timing is everything when it comes to saving a life. Doug Evans has been a paramedic in Hamilton County for 7 years.
Marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and now fentanyl are the four drugs officers encounter daily. Some of the substances travel over 1,300 miles from Mexico to get here.
At issue is whether Tennessee's Drug Dealer Liability Act applies to U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved manufacturers or only to 'street dealers.'
Purdue has reached a tentative multi-billion-dollar settlement with at least 27 states and territories. But 16 states told NBC News they said no.
Oklahoma's attorney general claimed that the company marketed opioids to doctors while downplaying the risks of the addictive painkillers since the 1990s.
A consultant told Cardinal Health it was violating federal rules by not cancelling or reporting large, 'suspicious' orders, says an internal document.
The allegations in the State’s 180-page complaint detail how Endo deceptively marketed its opioid products as being less addictive and more effective than others on the market.
Laurence Doud III, the former CEO of Rochester Drug Co-Operative, was indicted Tuesday for narcotics conspiracy and conspiracy to defraud the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.
Channel 3 visited a class taught by one of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists, who are working to combat the opioid crisis across Tennessee.
The Sackler name is front and center in a lawsuit accusing the family and the company they own and run, Purdue Pharma, of helping to fuel the deadly opioid crisis.
One study found that physicians who accepted just one meal sponsored by a drug company were much more likely to prescribe a name-brand drug to patients later.