Tennessee Attorney General Herb Slatery Announces Settlement Agreement with Major Opioid Producer

Outgoing Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced via a press statement on Wednesday that his has reached an agreement in principle with the opioid maker Endo International PLC and its lenders that “would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to turn over millions of documents related to its role in the opioid crisis for publication in a public online archive.”

“In Tennessee, Endo’s tactics were especially profitable for them and devasting for us,” said General Slatery. “From 2009-2015, Tennessee’s Opana ER sales were the highest in the nation, and the drug was abused at three times the rate of the older formulation.”

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Host Leahy and All-Star Panelist Carmichael Roundtable Speculates on the Aftermath of Roe v. Wade Decision in the State of Tennessee

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist in studio to speculate what the aftermath of the Roe v Wade decision would mean for the state of Tennessee and the proper course of action by the attorney general.

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Host Leahy and New Official Guest Host Aaron Gulbransen Discuss the Attorneys General Selection Process in Tennessee

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed official guest host Aaron Gulbransen in studio to review the process in which an attorney general is chosen in the state of Tennessee.

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Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Coronavirus Economic Recovery and His Priorities

Glenn Jacobs

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs to the newsmakers line to discuss coronavirus economic recovery and his priorities moving into the 2022 election year.

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Tennessee Firearms Association’s John Harris Weighs in on Biden Gun Control EO and How Tennessee Will React

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed John Harris of the Tennessee Firearms Association to the newsmakers line to weigh in on Joe Biden’s gun control executive order and whether or not Tennessee legislators will respond.

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Online Gambling Bill Has Bipartisan Support in Tennessee General Assembly, Little Opposition

Bipartisan legislation that would legalize online gambling in Tennessee is headed to crucial votes in State House and Senate Committees on Tuesday.  The House sponsor, Rep. Rick Staples (D- Knoxville), has said his proposal to legalize sports gambling for those 21 and older will allow only mobile and interactive wagers,…

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