TDCI Warns Consumers about Genetic Testing Scams Aimed at Seniors.

May 7, 2019

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is joining other states and national regulators to warn consumers about reports of people claiming to represent genetic testing firms who are visiting senior living communities, assisted living facilities, and senior centers to swab seniors cheeks purportedly to collect genetic material in order to screen for cancer or other life-threatening diseases. [ Read More ]

Drug Overdose Immunity and Good Samaritan Laws

May 2, 2019

Drug overdose death rates have continued to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  More than 25,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, the majority caused by opioids.  Since 2010, thirty states have experienced increases in opioid deaths and the increase in deaths from 2014 to 2015 can most likely be attributed to heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl. [ Read More ]

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