Sullivan County

UPDATE: Drug makers must provide information in Sullivan's 'Baby Doe' case

A victory in court in Bristol for regional district attorneys pinning a lot of the blame for the opioid addiction crisis on drug makers.

Purdue Pharma and its related companies were ordered to hand over documents that the prosecutors say prove their role.

Chancellor E.G. Moody ruled that full discovery should go forward and that information from the pharmaceutical companies, some of which is being shared in other cases throughout the country, should also be provided in the local "Baby Doe" case.

Attorneys say since the suit was filed in June, 78 babies have been born drug dependent in Northeast Tennessee. More than half were born in Sullivan County.


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