drug overdoses http://wmot.org en Tenn. Drug Overdose Deaths Triple http://wmot.org/post/tenn-drug-overdose-deaths-triple <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Tennessee&#39;s death rate from drug overdoses has nearly tripled since 1999, a trend that state officials are hurrying to tackle with expanded regulations.</p><p>The proposals include one from Gov. Bill Haslam that would require doctors and pharmacists to consult a controlled substance database before writing or dispensing such prescriptions. State Sen. Ken Yager of Harriman tells The Tennessean he believes new state regulations will help reduce drug overdose deaths.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:34:56 +0000 Associated Press 6789 at http://wmot.org