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Overdose death rate drops in Manchester in 2017; layperson Narcan use up 400%

(WMUR, January 3) In some positive news, the number of drug overdose deaths in Manchester last year dropped 27 percent from 2016. Read more.

Despite some success, more must be done in opioid fight, officials say

(WMUR, December 29) During a recent Facebook panel discussion with WMUR, local officials lauded progress in the war against opioids but also cautioned that the fight isn’t over. Read more.

NH has third-highest rate of drug overdose deaths

(WMUR, December 21) New Hampshire has the third highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation according to the latest numbers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.

Candia man sentenced on drug trafficking charges; Police say they found heroin in tomato cans

(WMUR, December 19) A local man was recently sentenced to four years in prison on drug trafficking charges, according to a New Hampshire official. Read more.

Report: Fivefold increase in number of NH newborns with drug condition

(WMUR, December 19) New Hampshire, a state with one of the highest drug overdose rates in the nation, has also seen a surge in the number of babies born with a drug-related condition. Read more.

Fatal overdoses in 2017 expected to be less than 2016

(WMUR, December 10) The number of deadly drug overdoses in New Hampshire is expected to be lower in 2017 than it was in 2016. Read more.

Secret Service agent paralyzed in crash with drugged driver speaks to students

(Union Leader, December 1) Secret Service Agent Garrett FitzGerald was paralyzed in 2015 after his car was hit by a driver high on heroin. Read more.

Leaving the hospital with less pain medication

(Seacoast Online, December 3) Doctors are prescribing too many opioids, according to a new report in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Read more.

White House says opioid crisis cost country $500 billion in 2015

(WMUR, November 20) If you look at the thousands of lives lost and families torn apart, the opioid addiction epidemic has had a devastating effect on the nation. Read more.

Some NH cities, towns see rise in drug overdoses

(WMUR, November 13) Areas like Nashua, Alexandria and Laconia are starting to see a rise in overdoses. Read more.