New Hampshire's Rx Monitoring Program, And The Region's Opioid Problem

Mar 30, 2015

New Hampshire officials call it a public health epidemic: record numbers of Granite Staters are overdosing and dying because of opioid drugs, especially heroin.   We’ll find out how this problem grew so quickly, and the state’s responses to it, including a relatively new prescription drug monitoring program.

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GUESTS:

  • Tom Clark - Research Associate and Clearinghouse Manager at the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.
  • Gil Fanciullo - professor of anesthesiology at Dartmouth Medical School and director of pain management at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • David Strang – Chairman of the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Council, and an emergency room doctor at the Franklin Emergency Department.

CALLOUT:

  • Jeb Bradley – Republican Senate majority leader from Wolfeboro, and sponsor of the 2012 bill that established New Hampshire’s controlled drug prescription monitoring program.

N.H. Opioid Prescriptions Paid for by Medicaid* | Create infographics