Why Governor Haslam's Opioid Restrictions Took So Long To Advance
Governor Bill Haslam is headed into the final months of his time in office, and he’s decided that combating the opioid epidemic will be his last big legislative push. Haslam started the session by endorsing a proposal that would impose stricter rules on prescribing the painkillers. Not until last week did that measure begin moving forward. It was a tougher fight than some expected.
On this episode of the Tri-Star State, WPLN's Jason Moon Wilkins talks about the legislatures debate over reigning in opioid abuse with healthcare reporter Blake Farmer.