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Democrats Blocking Zika Bills as the Virus Spreads

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the first cases of locally-acquired Zika had been diagnosed in Miami, Florida. Up to this point, patients diagnosed with Zika in the United States had been infected while traveling, including 23 Tennesseans as of August 1. The cases diagnosed in Florida last week, however, were acquired locally. This is no longer just a concern to travelers; the Zika virus has arrived ...


Roe to Speak at Town Hall for Veterans

BRISTOL, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) will speak at a town hall forum for veterans in Tennessee’s First Congressional District on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Bristol Regional Hospital. WHAT: Roe to Speak at Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Bristol Regional Hospital 1 Medical Park Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620


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