USA TODAY Network – Tennessee newsrooms rack up series of Big Pharma lawsuit wins

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —The USA TODAY Network in Tennessee, led by its Knoxville newsroom, has won three consecutive protective-order suits against Big Pharma over the past two years, the most recent coming last week.

The victories allow the Tennessee newsrooms to shed light on the multibillion dollar companies that have pumped deadly opioids into Tennessee, fueling an epidemic of drug addiction that has ravaged the state.

“The News Sentinel has shown courage and determination in their support of the people’s right to know,” said Richard Hollow, a lawyer for the USA TODAY Network – Tennessee newsrooms. “These types of steps are not taken every day.

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