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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.

NH students help younger children learn about medication dangers

(WMUR, April 25) New Hampshire middle and high school students recently participated in a seminar to learn how to teach younger students about proper use of over-the-counter medication. Read more.

National Safety Council: NH is one of 13 states ‘improving’ opioid fight

(WMUR, April 3) The state of New Hampshire was listed as one of the 13 states improving its fight against opioid addiction, according to the National Safety Council’s 2018 Prescription Nation Report. Read more.

NH gets $333,000 for response to opioid epidemic

(WMUR, March 21) SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) gave the state of New Hampshire $333,000 to help fight opioid addiction. Read more.

Man sentenced to over 7 years in prison for drug trafficking

(WMUR, March 20) Edward Garcia, a 28-year-old man in New Hampshire, was recently sentenced to over seven years in prison for trafficking fentanyl and heroin. Read more.

State of Addiction: An interactive experience exploring the impact of opioids across America

(WMUR, January 12) WMUR 9 and Stitch teamed up to create this interactive experience showing the impact opioid addiction has had on Americans. Check it out.