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An Update on the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Last year, the Tennessee Department of Health announced that opioid overdoses in the state of Tennessee had reached epidemic proportions. In 2014, at least 1,263 Tennesseans died of an overdose, meaning more Tennesseans died from drug overdoses than car accidents. As a physician, I know some patients need help managing pain, but we must ensure medications are prescribed responsibly and any unused or expired medications are disposed of properly. W...


Roe to Speak to Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council

KINGSPORT, TENN – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) will address the Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Eastman Room at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. WHAT: Roe to Address Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Eastman Room at Kingsport Chamber of Commerce 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN 37660


Roe Introduces Bill to Bring Transparency to Unaccompanied Children Placement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, legislation to require the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) to provide governors or the appropriate state-level official with certain information about Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) being placed within their states. Roe released the following statement on the bill: “In 201...


Roe Announces Appointees for Military Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the list of constituents in the First District who were nominated and appointed to the United States Service Academies. “Our nation's service academies provide an excellent education to qualified young men and women who want to serve their country,” said Roe. “Each year, I am inspired to see how many young people in our state want to serve, and I am proud of each of these students for ...