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New Hampshire Department of Safety to announce new rules related to Naloxone access

New Hampshire Department of Safety to announce new rules related to Naloxone acc

New rules and training will be announced by New Hampshire Department of Safety officials in an attempt to permit more law enforcement personnel to administer life-saving doses of Narcan in people who overindulge in heroin and other opioids.

On Thursday, the new rules will be announced by officials. The use of Naloxone has been examined by a task force. Naloxone is usually known by its trademark Narcan. At present, only EMTs can administer Narcan under state law.

California lawsuit filed Wednesday asks to overturn state’s physician-assisted suicide laws

California lawsuit filed Wednesday asks to overturn state’s physician-assisted s

A California lawsuit seeks to overturn the ban of physician-assisted suicide so that physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives can be exempted.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court by a cancer patient and five doctors. According to the lawsuit, physicians who help terminally ill patients by prescribing a lethal dose of medications are not helping the patient commit suicide, but in true sense are giving them an option of peaceful death.

Bill would Raise Legal Minimum Smoking Age in California to 21 years

Bill would Raise Legal Minimum Smoking Age in California to 21 years

After considering the impact of increased usage of tobacco products among teenagers on public health, state senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) has introduced a legislation that would increase the minimum smoking age in California to 21 from 18.

Hernandez, who is an optometrist, has the support from many health groups, including the California Medical Assn., the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Assn. It is considered that despite having such strong support, the bill would face strong opposition from tobacco industry.

Two ex-Vanderbilt Football Players convicted of Rape

Two ex-Vanderbilt Football Players convicted of Rape

On Tuesday, Nashville jury convicted two former Vanderbilt football players of raping a former student. The jury rejected claims that the players were too drunk to figure out what they were doing.

According to reports, both Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg have been found guilty on all counts against them. The 21-year-old players were found guilty in four counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of attempted aggravated rape. Vandenburg was also convicted with one more count of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

NH lawmaker trying to overturn ban on Founders’ Breakfast Stout

NH lawmaker trying to overturn ban on Founders’ Breakfast Stout

A New Hampshire lawmaker is preparing to introduce a measure that would allow breweries like Founders Brewing Co. to overcome the law that currently forbids drinks with labels depicting a minor.

Founders Brewing Co., which started distributing its products in 2012 in the state, is currently unable to sell drinks with Breakfast Stout label that depicts a minor. But that could change soon.

N.H Supreme Court hears state’s only death row inmate’s appeal

N.H Supreme Court hears state’s only death row inmate’s appeal

Defense lawyer for New Hampshire's only death row inmate urged the Supreme Court of the state to consider the capital punishments given in similar crimes in other states before deciding if the inmate's sentence was reasonable.

Michael Addison was awarded capital punishment after he was found guilty of murdering Manchester police officer Michael Briggs in the year of 2006. The hearing on Thursday was his last direct appeal.

Nashua little girl’s death prompts call for new legislation

Nashua little girl’s death prompts call for new legislation

The death of a 3-year-old Nashua girl by her own mother prompted some lawmakers to call state authorities for new legislation to ensure children's safety.

Katlyn Marin, 25, allegedly assaulted her little daughter, Brielle Gage, many times on November 24 and 25. The little girl was taken to a hospital after a 911 call was made by someone from the family's home in Nashua, N. H. the girl died shortly after being rushed to hospital on November 25. Autopsy report says that the little girl died of blunt force injuries.

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