Shaheen: Money to Fight Opioid Epidemic Coming to N.H. 

Money that Congress approved last year to help states combat the opioid epidemic is headed to New Hampshire. 

Shaheen has been urging President Donald Trump’s administration to revise the formula used to allocate the funding so it prioritizes states like New Hampshire that are hardest hit by the crisis. She says she’s pleased officials have indicated that they will review the formula ahead of distribution next year.

Shaheen: Money to Fight Opioid Epidemic Coming to N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio


Drug maker thwarted plan to limit OxyContin prescriptions

The warning signs of what would become a deadly opioid epidemic emerged in early 2001. That’s when officials of the state employee health plan in West Virginia noticed a surge in deaths attributed to oxycodone, the active ingredient in the painkiller OxyContin.

They quickly decided to do something about it: OxyContin prescriptions would require prior authorization. It was a way to ensure that only people who genuinely needed the painkiller could get it and that people abusing opioids could not.

But an investigation by STAT has found that Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, thwarted the state’s plan by paying a middleman, known as a pharmacy benefits manager, to prevent insurers from limiting prescriptions of  the drug.

The financial quid pro quo between the painkiller maker and the pharmacy benefits manager, Merck Medco, came to light in West Virginia court records unsealed by a state judge at the request of STAT, and in interviews with people familiar with the arrangement.

Drug maker thwarted plan to limit OxyContin prescriptions


A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn’t wake her parents. Police found them dead at home.

No, Kiessling, that’s not right. You totally fucking missing what is right in fucking front of you. Drug dealers aren’t the ones responsible for these deaths. Drug companies that push opiates onto the population so they develop addictions which lead them to abuse illegal drugs are the fucking murderers.
….You ignorant, self-righteous, dumbass!

Source: A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn’t wake her parents. Police found them dead at home. – The Washington Post

New Hampshire pushes to clear medical marijuana card backlog 

Some medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire are waiting more than 40 days before they receive authorization to use cannabis dispensaries

New Hampshire pushes to clear medical marijuana card backlog – Brown County Democrat

Because the fucktard state of NH would rather have them turn to opiates for pain relief and end up dead in an alley somewhere.


As Kratom ban looms, New Hampshire users push back

Last year, the New Hampshire legislature passed a bill banning the sale of kratom to minors. Rodler showed up to testify and was surprised to see dozens of people in Goddard’s case who used kratom for pain.

Especially given the state’s heroin crisis, she says she sympathizes with people looking for pain management options that don’t involve opioids.“

Those who are trying to do a safer, legal alternative to opiate medication, this was a great substitute,” she said. “Maybe schedule I is too harsh.”

As Kratom ban looms, New Hampshire users push back

Yah, think? You soulless fucking nanny-state hack. Do you think making more people criminals and the tying up of scarce state resources on something that is basically no worse than an energy drink is too harsh?

You think the DEA is being interested in putting people in jail than keeping the public safe is a problem?

No shit, Sherlock?

Trust assholes like the ones who passed the NH bill to make things worse in a cruel and dehumanizing way and act holier than thou like they are fucking saints for doing so.