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May 27, 2017 9:58 AM

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the...
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May 16, 2017 5:38 PM

NH police question potentially more harmful strain of heroin after multiple overdoses

ROCHESTER — Local law enforcement agencies are having difficulties determining if there is a potentially more harmful strain of heroin in circulation...
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May 15, 2017 10:14 AM

Lack of turn signal brings drug charges to NH driver's passengers in Manchester

MANCHESTER — A man pulled over by police for a turn signal infraction Saturday led to the arrest of two women on...
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May 10, 2017 6:27 PM

Sununu has 'severe reservations' but says House passage of health care repeal a 'huge win'

CONCORD – Standing with President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary, Gov. Chris Sununu said the Trump administration has “been tremendous”...
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May 10, 2017 8:02 AM

New England city considering Narcan lock boxes in public places

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts city is considering a proposal to create publicly accessible boxes containing Narcan, the medication used to...
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May 9, 2017 10:31 PM

Sununu and HHS Secy. Price teaming up to hear directly about NH's drug crisis war

CONCORD – President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary heads to New Hampshire on Wednesday, to hear directly from Granite Staters...
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May 8, 2017 3:20 PM

Shaheen, Hassan say Trumpcare would take 'wrecking ball' to NH fight against drug crisis

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s two Democrats in the U.S. Senate teamed up on Monday to highlight what they say are the “devastating”...
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May 8, 2017 2:35 PM

Report: Drug and alcohol misuse cost NH over $2.3 billion annually

CONCORD – The head of a nonprofit advocacy organization says that “untreated substance misuse places an enormous burden on our state.” ...
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May 8, 2017 10:12 AM

NH Medical Examiner, police suspect overdose death of Rochester man in Dover

DOVER- Dover police and the state's medical examiner are investigating the death of a man found dead after a recent 911 call....
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May 8, 2017 7:26 AM

Report due out Monday outlines lack of workers in NH means substance misuse fight harder

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A nonprofit advocacy group says its latest report on the effects of alcohol and drugs on New Hampshire's...
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May 5, 2017 11:43 AM

Hassan says 'Trumpcare' bill 'disastrous for the people of New Hampshire'

CONCORD – With the battle over repealing and replacing Obamacare now moving to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Maggie Hassan predicts Democrats in...
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May 4, 2017 10:58 PM

Bill to expand funding for full-day kindergarten clears key hurdle in state House

CONCORD – The state House of Representatives on Thursday voted 247-116 to give initial approval to a bill that would offer full-day...
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May 1, 2017 1:29 PM

Shaheen says federal funding deal signals 'more help is on the way' for NH fight against drugs

CONCORD – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the more than $1 trillion budget deal that would keep the federal government running through September...
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May 1, 2017 11:03 AM

Hassan tells NH1 News federal budget deal funds 'priorities critical to New Hampshire'

MANCHESTER – Sen. Maggie Hassan says a more than $1 trillion budget deal that would keep the federal government running through September...
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Apr 25, 2017 5:12 PM

Sununu: 3 NH deaths from synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than fentanyl

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu says a deadly drug used to tranquilize elephants is now in New Hampshire and has been linked...
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Apr 20, 2017 12:55 PM

New England court formally throws out more than 21K tainted drug cases

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has formally approved the dismissal of more than 21,000 drug convictions that were tainted...
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Apr 17, 2017 2:15 PM

Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids to relieve pain, but moms shouldn't use

DENVER (AP) — A new national poll says Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain. The...
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Apr 17, 2017 1:14 PM

Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong...
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Apr 14, 2017 12:15 PM

NH1 Newsmakers: State Senate GOP leader predicts 'we will pass' marijuana decriminalization

CONCORD – Bills to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana have passed through the New Hampshire House of Representatives eight times over the...
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Apr 14, 2017 12:10 PM

Police: Teen mom, grandmother overdose on heroin with baby nearby

WARREN, Ohio – A mother and grandmother have been charged with endangering a child after they overdosed with a baby nearby. ...