Tag: prescription

Is the DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?

September 23, 2019 10:22AM By Jeffrey A. Singer The Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention…

Letter: Prescriptions aren’t the problem

BILL MURPHY Edward J. Roy Dr. Manchester Aug 29, 2019 Updated Aug 29, 2019 Prescriptions aren’t the problem To the Editor: Doctors “over-prescribing” opioids did not cause our “drug crisis.” In New Hampshire, over 93 percent of the 470 drug overdose deaths in 2018 were caused by illicit drugs: fentanyl, heroin, meth, etc., not prescription…

Addictions: You Can Help Prevent an Overdose!!

By Jo Ann Hummers on August 17, 2019 With a current climate of deep concern about people overdosing with opiates (heroin or prescription opioid pain medications), it seems important that people are informed about the medication Narcan/ Naloxone. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that “About 48,000 US drug overdose deaths involved opioids in…