police drug enforcement granite hammer crime scene
Date: 
Apr 12, 2017

At a public hearing April 11, only two of eleven individuals testified in favor of increased funding for drug enforcement.

federal drug policy office
Date: 
May 17, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Maggie Hassan, D-NH, have filed a measure in Congress to protect funding for the federal agency that coordinates policy to combat the opioid epidemic.

heroin needle
Date: 
Jun 19, 2017

On Friday, June 16 Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 234 into law, allowing needle exchanges in New Hampshire. 

SB 234 allows community health organizations to collect needles with trace amounts of drugs and dispense clean needles, without any state funding involved.

involuntary commitment for drug addiction
Date: 
Jun 19, 2017

In Massachusetts, it’s becoming an increasingly common practice: relatives or doctors petitioning courts to forcibly commit addicts at risk of opioid overdose for treatment. In fact, Massachusetts Gov.

drug addiction treatment funding
Date: 
Aug 08, 2017

Treatment for drug addiction is expensive. For some addicts, private insurance plans will cover all or part of the cost. New Hampshire residents covered under the state’s Medicaid expansion can also get treatment paid for, while more limited benefits are available to standard Medicaid patients.

oxycontin
Date: 
Aug 10, 2017

The New Hampshire Attorney General is suing the manufacturer of OxyContin for deceptive marketing.

According to the court filing, Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, violated New Hampshire law by:

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