Date: 
Nov 19, 2015

On Wednesday, November 18 the New Hampshire Legislature voted to create a special taskforce on opioid abuse.

The taskforce will recommend legislation for the full House and Senate to consider in January.

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) proposed a comprehensive drug bill, but Republican leaders wanted more time to consider the costs and benefits of any legislation.

Date: 
Dec 16, 2015

On Tuesday, December 15 the Joint Task Force for the Response to the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic issued its recommendations

The Task Force supports voting on the following before the end of January:

Date: 
Dec 16, 2015

After nearly three weeks of meetings, the Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic issued a final report, sorting roughly 20 proposals into three categories: those that would be expedited for a full legislative vote by mid-January, those to be considered ‘early’ in the regular session, and those that would be submitted through the regular processes.

Date: 
Nov 30, 2016

According to the annual report from New Hampshire’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), the number of highly addictive opioid prescriptions decreased by roughly 10% from 2015 to 2016. 

Date: 
Dec 27, 2016

According to a new federal report, New Hampshire has the highest rate of cocaine use among young adults in the United States. 

The report, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), used survey results from 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Date: 
Mar 16, 2016

The New Hampshire Legislature is reviewing two bills that would require use of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program by medical professionals when prescribing opioid drugs: HB 1423 and

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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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