Because of the heroin epidemic, health care professionals are looking to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. It means changing attitudes about the medications, which have been pushed by pharmaceutical companies.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop reacted to Gov. Christie's comments that he's working with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to undermine the Atlantic City takeover bill Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney promoted.
The township of North Bergen has sued Palisades Medical Center and its Harborage nursing home in tax court. Sen. Nick Sacco has introduced a bill to keep the tax exempt status for nonprofit hospitals and their nursing homes but allow municipalities to charge $2.50 per day for each licensed bed.
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