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Feds intend to sue Tennessee lawmaker over pain clinics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said this week they intend to file a lawsuit against a Tennessee state senator and other co-owners of a now-shuttered pain clinic company. Court filings said Comprehensive Pain Specialists, which was based in Tennessee and once operated in 12 states, defrauded the government of millions of dollars by submitting...

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