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Community-Based Addiction Centers Help Users and the Economy

3-30-16
Nonprofit and community-based addiction centers are good for both the state economy and those looking for treatment for addiction. Data shows the centers create jobs, ultimately contributing $3.1 billion to the state economy.
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Providers, Professionals and Parents Discuss Addiction at Community Forum

3-30-16
NJTV New Jersey Drug Addiction Crisis' first community forum in Toms River focused on the faces of addiction. Community members, along with health and city professionals, shared personal accounts about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey.
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Questions About Lead Dominate Newark Education Forum

3-29-16
Newark parents were frustrated about how information has been relayed regarding the elevated lead levels in school drinking water.
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Asst. Ocean County Prosecutor Talks Heroin Epidemic

3-29-16
Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Rory Wells says heroin overdose deaths have increased over the years in New Jersey and would be extremely high without antidote drugs currently in use.
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Faces of Addiction: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis Community Forum

3-29-16
The Faces of Addiction forum explores the face of New Jersey’s drug addiction epidemic and the stigma and misconceptions about prescription drug abuse, heroin use and gateway drugs.
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St. Joseph’s Has First ER with Alternatives to Opioids Program

3-28-16
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson boasts the busiest emergency room in the state and says it recently became the first emergency room in the nation to adopt an alternative to opioids program.
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Bill Requires Mandatory Water Testing for Lead in All NJ Schools

3-28-16
The bill provides $3 million a year to pay for bi-annual lead testing 30 days before school starts, and six months into the school year and would cover every school, including charters and privates.
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Feds Ready Audits For Medical Records Keepers

3-28-16
Since 2009, more than 255 reported data breaches affected more than 112 million individual medical records, at huge hospitals and smaller so-called business associates from dentists to MRI providers.
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North Bergen Hopes to Collect Taxes from Medical Center, Nursing Home

3-28-16
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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Menendez Bill Seeks Protections for Consumers Overwhelmed by Medical Debt

3-25-16
Sen. Bob Menendez is introducing the Medical Debt Relief Act, which would prevent medical debt from continuing to harm consumers credit scores even after it has been paid off or settled.