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The Line: Dealing with Opioid Addiction in New Mexico

Line Opioids in NM

April 4, 2019 – Opioid addiction and access to quality treatment is a major concern in New Mexico, especially in its rural areas.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the state’s opioid crisis in light of recent lawsuits and newly approved treatments.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Medical panel approves opioid use disorder for cannabis, DOH expected to approve

New Mexico Weighs Marijuana Access to Counter Opioid Crisis

After past rejections, medical cannabis OK’d for opioid addicts

New Mexico’s opioid lawsuit targets drugmaker and companies that distributed drug

The Line: Distributing Naxalone in New Mexico

July 24, 2015 – The number of people who are abusing heroin and prescription drugs is rising across the country, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The drug naxalone is an effective way to reduce the number of people who die from drug overdoses each year. Is it being distributed effectively in New Mexico?

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week that some local agencies are concerned that new rules from the Department of Health are making it more difficult to get naloxone to people who have a high risk of drug overdose.

This week’s Line opinion panelists react to the story and share what they think should be done to address addiction and improve access to treatment in our state.

Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Minority Whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor of the Santa Fe Reporter