13th State Joins Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

May 12, 2016

This week New Hampshire became the lucky 13th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, a new, voluntary expedited pathway for licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. A handful of additional states are expected to join later this year.

New Resources on Therapeutic Cannabis in NH

May 3, 2016

The first medical marijuana dispensary is now open, in Plymouth, NH.  We will be updating the NHMS Therapeutic Cannabis resources page as additional information becomes available.  The following two links were added this morning:

General Program Information for Providers

April 30 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 30, 10 am - 2 pm, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  

Organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency, this initiative is designed to educate the public about the potential for prescription medication abuse, and provide an opportunity for safe disposal of prescription medications. 

Please help spread the word to your patients and colleagues and take one more step toward eliminating prescription drug abuse.

Most police stations are participating in the event. 

Approval of Final Opioid Prescribing Rules

For Immediate Release from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine (dated April 8, 2016)

Incorrect Reporting on New Opioid Rules

April 10, 2016

PFC Contamination in Southern New Hampshire

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on April 6, regarding Perfluorochemical (PFC) Contamination in Southern New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

Key Points and Recommendations