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Tennessee Department of Health reports New Law Restricts amount of some Powerful Drugs that can be Dispensed in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Effective this month, under a new Tennessee law, prescriptions for opioid pain medicines and benzodiazepine medicines may not be dispensed in Tennessee in quantities exceeding a 30-day supply.

The new limits apply to all dispensers of these medications, including pharmacies, dispensaries and mail-order programs located either in or out of Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers Tips to be Safe while Camping this Summer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As Tennesseans pack up and head out to their favorite campsites, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges campers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers in and around tents and RVs.

Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from camping equipment, such as barbecue grills, portable generators or other fuel-powered devices.

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Carbon Monoxide Protection Bill sponsored by Montgomery County Delegation

 

New law requires Recreational Vehicles (RVs) to have working Carbon Monoxide detectors

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Senator Tim Barnes, Representative Joe Pitts and Representative John Tidwell attended Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Wednesday signing ceremony of their bill to protect renters of recreation vehicles from carbon monoxide poisoning.

“This law will provide a new level of safety for our citizens and visitors, so that we might prevent tragedies like the one that prompted this bill,” Pitts said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Senate Bill 2357 into law as (from left to right) State Representative Joe Pitts, State Senator Tim Barnes and Representative John Tidwell look on. Family members of victims of RV carbon monoxide poisoning joined the Governor and lawmakers for the ceremony.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Senate Bill 2357 into law as (from left to right) State Representative Joe Pitts, State Senator Tim Barnes and Representative John Tidwell look on. Family members of victims of RV carbon monoxide poisoning joined the Governor and lawmakers for the ceremony.

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