Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.
Whether it’s toddlers mistaking pills for candy or teenagers taking opioids on purpose, the huge rise in access to opioid painkillers has led to more children being poisoned and hospitalized.
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.