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Changes could loom for developmentally disabled

6-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Families of some developmentally disabled people who are living in out-of-state facilities are trying to stop a state effort to bring them back to New Jersey. The state now pays for out-of-state housing and treatment for more ...
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Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

6-12-14
Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

6-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...
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AARP NJ President Says Caregiver Bill Will Pass

6-11-14
AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen said he thinks that the Caregiver Bill will pass.

Chiropractor admits destroying patient records

6-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northwestern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted destroying patient appointment records sought by federal agents investigating potential billing fraud at her medical office. Mary Jean Negri of ...
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Advocates for Disabled Say Closing Disability Centers May Result in Deaths

6-10-14
After two people died after being moved from a state-run disability center, advocates for the disabled say that closing the disability centers could result in more deaths.

Morris County couple accused of health care fraud

6-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Morris County couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company with conspiring to commit health care fraud. Authorities say Nita and Kirtish Patel, both 51, of Rockaway, owned and operated ...

67 vets waiting for 1st appointments in New Jersey

6-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new audit of Veterans Affairs health care facilities finds 67 veterans have been waiting up to three months for their initial appointments with the New Jersey Health Care System. The report released Monday also found that 402 ...

Merck to buy Idenix Pharma for $3.85 billion

6-9-14
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck will spend nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals with a per-share bid worth more than triple the per-share price of the hepatitis C drug developer. Merck & Co. says the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company ...
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Proposed Death With Dignity Bill Aims To Give Terminally Ill Patients Options

6-5-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli has proposed the Death with Dignity bill, giving terminally ill patients the choice of palliative care or pain management.