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Governor announces Campaign to Combat Opioid Abuse July 25, 2018 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health announced the launch of a new campaign to combat prescription opioid abuse and misuse in New Mexico – the campaign is called “There Is Another Way”. « read more »



Improvement in National Ranking for Drug Overdose Deaths December 28, 2017 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the state’s drug overdose death rate improved from 8th highest in the nation in 2015 to 12th highest in 2016. This is the second year that New Mexico’s ranking has improved substantially according to new data from Centers for Disease Cont... « read more »



Recent Drug Overdose Deaths Likely Caused by Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl October 6, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator are investigating 20 drug overdose deaths in New Mexico in 2016 likely caused by illicitly manufactured fentanyl. « read more »



Legislation to Fight Drug Abuse and Overdose Fatalities March 4, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation to fight prescription drug abuse and overdose fatalities in New Mexico. « read more »



Decrease in Drug Overdose Death Rate in New Mexico September 3, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

New data reveal the rate of drug overdose deaths among New Mexico residents has fallen by 16% from 2011 to 2013. According to the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of the New Mexico Department of Health, in 2011 the drug overdose death rate was 25.9 per 100,000 population, representing 5... « read more »



Infant Death Rate Decreased in 2013 August 26, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today infant mortality in New Mexico decreased in 2013 to 5.4 infant deaths per 1,000 births. This represents a 22% decline in the infant mortality rate in New Mexico in reference to the rate of 6.9 in 2012. « read more »



Coverage of Naloxone Under Medicaid Announced June 18, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the... « read more »



Drug Addiction Treatments in the Southwest February 19, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health knows the consequences of substance abuse are severe in the state. Substance abuse is among the top five leading cause of death in New Mexico. An average of nearly 500 people have died every year for the last six years due to accidental overdose from drugs both... « read more »