Drugs http://kunm.org en Overdose Drug Covered by Medicaid http://kunm.org/post/overdose-drug-covered-medicaid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New Mexico has the <a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/drugabuse2013/release.php?stateid=NM">second-highest rate</a> of overdose deaths in the country, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/overdose/facts.html">according to the CDC</a>. Now, a life-saving drug called naloxone is not only available by prescription, the cost of it is covered through Medicaid.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Marisa Demarco 46864 at http://kunm.org Overdose Drug Covered by Medicaid A Krokodil Ripped My Flesh http://kunm.org/post/krokodil-ripped-my-flesh <p>According to <a href="http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/scary-new-drug-krokodil-seen-for-11945671/">WOAI</a>, the Drug Enforcement Agency has “experienced the first case of a Texan being treated for using a new type of drug which leaves the user with flesh lesions and turns the skin a scaly green color.”</p><p>The drug, known as Krokodil, has made headlines in the United States for months, but has only shown up in a few isolated incidents, like the one in Texas.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:24:23 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 39897 at http://kunm.org In New Mexico, Heroin Use Continues To Fuel Crime, Overdoses http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-heroin-use-continues-fuel-crime-overdoses <p>Heroin is the reigning king of drugs in New Mexico. From overdoses to prosecutions, heroin is wreaking havoc, and to make matters worse, it’s cheaper, purer, and easier to buy than ever.</p><p><a href="http://2nd.nmdas.com/" target="target_blank">New Mexico District Attorney Kari Brandenburg</a>&nbsp;said prosecutions of heroin trafficking and possession in the state have surpassed other drugs like cocaine and meth.</p><p>Conversely, the use of prescription opiates are down.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:57:41 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37108 at http://kunm.org In New Mexico, Heroin Use Continues To Fuel Crime, Overdoses Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico http://kunm.org/post/cartel-sought-attack-us-embassy-mexico <p>The Sinaloa drug cartel sought military weapons to attack the US embassy in Mexico City and then blame it on a rival cartel. As Michel Marizco reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the planned attacks were intended to send a message to the United States not to interfere in Mexico.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:54:07 +0000 Michel Marizco 4102 at http://kunm.org Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico