Government

Letters to Trump: Sununu fires off another missive lobbying for federal aid

Saturday, August 12, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0

Gov. Sununu on Friday sent a second letter to President Trump in as many days, this one written from a more personal perspective, focused on the human suffering connected to the state’s opioid epidemic, “the individuals who have been lost and the families that have been destroyed,” and vowed to do “everything that I can to bring this crisis to an end.” READ MORE

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NH AG files civil suit against Purdue Pharma for deceptive marketing of OxyContin

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 NH Department of Justice 0

“New Hampshire continues to experience a severe opioid epidemic. Last year alone nearly 500 overdose deaths occurred — almost ten times more than in 2000. The CDC reports four out of five heroin users started with prescription opioids. To defeat the epidemic, we must stop creating new users and part of that is making sure these highly addictive and dangerous drugs are marketed truthfully and without deception and in such a way as not to minimize addiction risks or overstate benefits to patients.” READ MORE