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Senator Michael Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Provide Options for Disposal of Dangerous and Addictive Pharmaceuticals

Santa Fe, NM – Senator Michael Padilla (D-14-Bernalillo) announced today, that he has plans to sponsor legislation to enact a new section of the Pharmacy Act that would mandate wholesale drug distributors in the state to collect unused dangerous drugs.

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Take Time This Thanksgiving to Learn Your Family Health History

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. That means you’re probably home for the holiday and spending time with family. Maybe you’ll be watching a parade or a football game; maybe you’ll do some evening shopping.

Lawmaker: Marijuana needs debate in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session. Rep. Bill McCamley, a Democrat from southern New Mexico, took his case for legalization to fellow lawmakers Tuesday during a meeting of the interim health and human services committee.

NM to get preferential treatment on `No Child Left Behind` waiver

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education says it`ll give New Mexico preferential treatment when the state applies for an extended waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

NM nurse found passed out in hospital bathroom

Police find several prescription drugs with nurse, including morphine
SANTA FE, N.M. —A Santa Fe nurse is in big trouble after being found passed out in a hospital with a needle in his arm. Court documents state James Hoffman, 51, was found in a bathroom at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center with a needle in his arm and lipstick on his lips.

Stars spotted in southern NM desert

DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – The superheroes have come to New Mexico. There’s a sprawling set down south for the anticipated blockbuster “Batman vs. Superman” and the cast and crew are already taking advantage of local businesses.

CVS Gives New Mexico Its First Retail Medical Clinic

Last week, CVS Health expanded its MinuteClinic footprint in New Mexico and gave the region its first retail medical clinic by opening MinuteClinics in three CVS pharmacy stores. MinuteClinics are small walk-in retail health clinics within the CVS Caremark pharmacy stores which utilize nationally recognized protocols to diagnose and treat minor health conditions, perform health screenings, monitor chronic conditions and dispense vaccinations at much lower prices than a hospital.

Navajo Tech receives $447,748 grant

Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint has been given $447,748 for a distance learning initiative. The funding for the project is coming through the federal Department of Agriculture`s Distance Learning and Telemedicine program.

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