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Department of Health Reports Wound Botulism Case July 18, 2017 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of wound botulism in a 48-year-old man from Doña Ana County. « read more »



Directives Aimed at Hiring More Nurses Throughout New Mexico July 17, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced revised guidelines to state nurse hiring requirements aimed at hiring more nurses, particularly in rural and underserved areas throughout New Mexico. With these changes, state agencies will be able to hire newly graduated, unlicensed nurses who have obtained... « read more »



Opioid Prescriptions Significantly Decline in New Mexico July 12, 2017 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the amount of opioids prescribed in New Mexico have significantly declined, dropping by 5 percent for the first quarter in 2017, compared to last year. Additionally, benzodiazepine prescriptions decreased by 3 percent over the same period. « read more »