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

Zika Virus Outbreak Update #3

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on March 30, with a third update on the Zika virus outbreak.

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

Key Points and Recommendations

Clinicians should remain aware of multiple new guidelines and resources regarding Zika virus.

CDC has now published timeframes regarding preventing sexual transmission from a male partner to a female partner:

SB417 Physician Non-compete Bill Moves Forward

March 30, 2016

SB417, the bill to prohibit geographic non-compete clauses in physician contracts, passed the NH Senate last Thursday with a bi-partisan vote of 19-5. 

The main points in favor of the bill were patient access to care, continuity of care and patient choice of physician.

The House hearing is on Tuesday, April 5, 3:15pm in room 205, Leg. Office Bldg., Concord.

NH Physicians Applaud Efforts to Curb Opioid Abuse

March 16, 2016 (Concord) – The New Hampshire Medical Society commends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release of the new Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and offers praise to the New Hampshire medical and nursing licensing boards that have submitted proposed permanent opioid prescribing rules similar to the CDC guidance.

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