Fight against opioids continue as East Tennessee cracks down on drug trade

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Regional medical providers have collaborated to host an annual East Tennessee Opioid Conference that’s now in it’s sixth year as the battle to curb the opioid epidemic intensifies.

This year’s event was the highest attended conference since getting started six years ago, proving that it’s all hands on deck as the opioid problem continues to grow.

“It’s going to require a lot of different people from a lot of different venues and point of views to get our hands around the entire situation,” Dr. James Choo of Pain Consultants of East Tennessee said.

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