New Map Shows Naloxone Availability At New Mexico Pharmacies

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The new map – which is integrated with Google Maps so individuals can get directions from their location to selected pharmacies – will be the most extensive and up-to-date map in the state for information about where to get naloxone at individual pharmacies. The website also provides English and Spanish videos on how to recognize an overdose and administer Naloxone.

New Mexico Delegation Announces $600,000 To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Rural Communities

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New Mexico Delegation Announces $600,000 To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Rural Communities

Funding will support treatment and prevention planning in rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country, including Santa Fe, San Juan, and southern NM counties.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country in order to help combat the opioid epidemic. 

Udall, Luján, Haaland Introduce Comprehensive CARE Act To Combat The Opioid And Substance Use Epidemic

Udall, Luján, Haaland Introduce Comprehensive CARE Act To Combat The Opioid And Substance Use Epidemic

Endorsed by over 200 organizations, the CARE Act is the most ambitious legislation of its kind in Congress and would allocate $100 billion over 10 years

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Assistant Speaker of the House, and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) in introducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic.

AG Balderas Tells US Dept. Of Health That New Draft Drug Report Is Dangerous, Potentially Deadly For New Mexico

AG Balderas Tells US Dept. Of Health That New Draft Drug Report Is Dangerous, Potentially Deadly For New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – On Friday, Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services sharing concerns about the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Draft Report. AG Balderas, and 35 additional Attorneys General believe that the draft report, sent to the chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, weakens guidelines published by the CDC, believes reports should be aimed at decreasing the risk of opioid misuse in the United States.

Sen. Martin Heinrich Asks For Community Input On Opioid Epidemic

Sen. Martin Heinrich Asks For Community Input On Opioid Epidemic

Sen. Martin Heinrich has posted the following letter to his constituents:

Dear Friend,

The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises our nation has ever faced. It has taken a heartbreaking toll on families all across New Mexico. I’ve been fighting to secure resources to help us confront this crisis. Last month, I was proud to announce more than $15 million in new federal grant funding that will help our state’s providers deliver treatment and resources to New Mexicans in need.

Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address The Opioid Crisis

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Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address The Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2018) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes, and service providers. In addition to providing a clearinghouse of resources, Senator Heinrich also encouraged eligible grant seekers in New Mexico to contact his office for assistance in identifying and competing for available funding opportunities.