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Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Archive Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced an “aggressive” and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee on Monday. The $30 million plan, titled “TN Together,” will focus on three components to fight against the epidemic: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. According to reports by the Tennessean, …

Photo and story by Daniel-Shaw Remeta / Contributing Writer An Adderall and opioid abuse awareness event took place Tuesday inside the Middle Tennessee State University Science Building atrium. The event focused on the misuse of Adderall and opioids among college students and emphasized the seriousness of prescription drug abuse across the nation.   “One of …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Eric Eyre, the 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and a recent speaker in MTSU’s ongoing Pulitzer Prize lecture series, has been praised for his investigative work in uncovering the thousands of opioids shipped to small-town, mom-and-pop pharmacies and “pill mills” in West Virginia. …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Story by Anthony Merriweather / Contributing Writer  Students and faculty gathered in the Student Union Building Thursday as a part of MTSU’s Pulitzer Prize Lecture series to gain insight into journalist Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting on the opioid crisis, alongside West Virginia attorney Patrick McGinley. …