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Report: Drug Addiction, Overdoses and Fraud Increases in Medicaid Expansion States

[Yesterday], organizations that make money as drug abuse treatment centers held a breakfast for legislators to urge them to continue supporting Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion. These organizations directly benefit from taxpayer dollars because they rely on them in order to keep … Continue reading

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Unintentional injuries now third highest cause, due to drug epidemic

A 21 percent rise in drug overdose deaths last year made unintentional injuries the third-leading cause of death in the country, according to data set for release Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accidental injuries now … Continue reading

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Man Overdoses in Dunkin’ Donuts Bathroom During Visit with 9-Year old Son

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man ingested heroin in a bathroom at a Dunkin’ Donuts during a visit with his 9-year-old son and had to be revived with an opioid-overdose antidote. Manchester police say the boy … Continue reading

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Dog given Narcan after possible overdose on prescription opioids

LYMAN, MAINE – A three-year-old yellow Labrador retriever had to be given Narcan after her owner believes the dog “overdosed” on Oxycodone Thursday morning. According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, the pup, named Addie, got into her owner’s legally … Continue reading

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Manchester Neighbor not surprised 6-year-old overdosed

MANCHESTER — The neighborhood where a 6-year-old boy apparently overdosed is familiar with the opioid crisis. This alleged overdose is the youngest suspected victim in Manchester, according to Christopher Stawasz, American Medical Response regional director for New Hampshire and Maine. … Continue reading

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Laconia Sees Spike In Overdoses, Use Of Narcan

Laconia firefighters say they’ve seen a spike in the number of drug overdoses and use of the overdose antidote Narcan in the last five weeks compared to the same time last year. Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Beattie says “the numbers … Continue reading

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Ohio Councilman: Maybe We Should Stop Responding To Repeat Overdose Calls

Give Middletown Councilman Dan Picard full marks for administrative ingenuity, if nothing else. Facing rising costs from the erupting opioid crisis plaguing the US, and angry at repeat offenders, Picard offered an “outside the box” solution. Why not just let them … Continue reading

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Officials: June had highest number of overdose cases in 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say they’ve responded to more overdoses in June than any other month in 2017 so far, with a total of 117 suspected overdoses reported. American Medical Response says 92 of the 117 June … Continue reading

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Mothers of children who died of overdoses launch online support group

The members of Team Sharing talk online and in person, sharing stories to help themselves heal. Darlene Mersereau, also from Massachusetts, lost her son in an overdose in October. “To be in a room with other people that say, ‘Me … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to extend immunity law in overdose emergencies

New Hampshire’s law granting certain immunity to people who report drug overdoses is poised to stay in place for the indefinite future. A law signed last session would’ve repealed the immunity law, sometimes known as a “Good Samaritan” law, in … Continue reading

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