Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in NH

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on May 23, regarding Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire.

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

Key Points and Recommendations:

1. NH continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation and ~60% of blacklegged ticks sampled in NH are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

ACEP Sues Federal Government

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2016                                                        

Media Contact:  Laura Gore - 202-370-9290, lgore@acep.org

4 Steps to Prepare for Medicare's New Payment Systems

While the details of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) regulations still are being hammered out, physicians should start preparing for the new payment systems now. Make sure you’re on track by taking four important steps.

Five-Minute Universal Precaution Survey

May 18, 2016
Second year physician assistant students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Tanya Fedyshyn and Keyla Gervais, are conducting research on the topic of compliance with universal precautions. They hope to gain a better understanding of the current compliance with universal precautions in a variety of specialties.


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)