First Detox Innovative Facility in NJ Has Open House

Serenity in Summit, the first detox innovative facility in New Jersey had its open house.

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...

Changes could loom for developmentally disabled

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 ...

Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

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

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 ...

AARP NJ President Says Caregiver Bill Will Pass

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

Chiropractor admits destroying patient records

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 ...

Advocates for Disabled Say Closing Disability Centers May Result in Deaths

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

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

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 ...