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Merck: New drugs pending approval or in late tests

5-6-14
Merck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others. That is the word from company executives who addressed analysts during a briefing Tuesday on ...

AstraZeneca fends off Pfizer with new growth plan

5-6-14
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca has outlined plans to grow annual sales to more than $45 billion by 2023 as an independent company, days after the drugmaker rejected a takeover bid by rival Pfizer. In an update to shareholders, AstraZeneca said ...
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Brick Residents Say Parkway Project Has Brought Deafening Noise, More Fumes

5-5-14
After the New Jersey Turnpike Authority cut down trees to widen the Garden State Parkway, Brick residents say their quality of life has decreased dramatically.
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Lasik Surgery Offers Alternative to Glasses, Contacts

5-5-14
For those wanting to restore perfect vision without the help of devices like glasses and contact lenses, Lasik offers another option.

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

5-5-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed the changes. Others say some kids ...

Gas fumes spur evacuation at day care center

5-5-14
PEQUANNOCK, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of children were evacuated from a northern New Jersey day care center after they apparently were overcome by gas fumes from construction equipment being used at the building. Pequannock police said no serious ...

FDA panel pans over-the-counter Singulair proposal

5-2-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers have voted against a Merck proposal to sell its prescription respiratory pill Singulair as an over-the-counter allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of experts voted 11-4 Friday ...

Yankees’ IF Brendan Ryan to rehab in Trenton

5-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New York Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan will begin a rehab assignment Friday with the minor-league Trenton Thunder as he recovers from a back injury. Ryan will be in the lineup as the Thunder, the Yankees Class AA affiliate in ...

Exchange signs up more than expected in New Jersey

5-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More New Jersey residents than expected have signed up for the federally run health insurance exchange. The federal government says nearly 162,000 people in the state registered before the deadline last month. That's 70 ...

New rule for mammograms in New Jersey

5-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Women in New Jersey who have mammograms will now get a letter informing them about breast density. New Jersey on Thursday joined 14 other states in requiring radiologists to tell their patients that dense breasts can mask ...