738 Drug-related overdoses last year in Manchester, New Hampshire (Source: DEA New England Division).
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DEA: Fake prescription pills flooding area

(Boston 25 News, May 22) Fake prescription pills that contain fentanyl are being sold in local areas, according to federal drug agents. Read more.

Key to dealing with opioid crisis could be talking to youth, some say

(WMUR, May 18) Talking to kids early on about the dangers of drugs could play a key role in preventing future use, according to local school officials. Read more.

Number of babies born addicted to opioids is on rise

(WMUR, May 6) The number of infants born addicted to opioids increased fivefold between 2005 and 2015 in New Hampshire, according to local officials. Read more.

Thousands of pounds of unwanted prescriptions turned in by Granite Staters

(WMUR, April 30) Locations in New Hampshire, one the states hit hardest by opioid addiction, collected nearly 15,000 pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs during DEA's Drug Take Back Day. Read more.

Granite Staters turn in unwanted medication on National Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, April 28) There were over 100 locations open across New Hampshire for DEA's Take Back Day. The event, which occurs twice a year, is an opportunity for people in the state to drop off their unused or expired medication. Read more.