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160826Vannozzi

Rep. Pallone Introduces Legislation to Pay for Replacing School Water Fountains

8-26-16
Congressman Frank Pallone is introducing new legislation to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act. It’ll provide funds so schools can replace drinking fountains made before 1988.
160826Flanagan

Some Leery of EpiPen Alternatives, Despite Price Hike

8-26-16
Doctors know about Adrenaclick, an alternative that costs less than half as much as an EpiPen, but rarely prescribe it or its generic version.
160824Flanagan

NJ Left with Three Obamacare Insurance Providers

8-24-16
Two insurance providers have dropped out of New Jersey's Affordable Care Act offerings and a third decided not to join. Some looking for insurance say the premiums are too high for them to afford.
160824Delmore

Lawsuits Surrounding Hospitals Paying Taxes Up to 35 in NJ

8-24-16
A year after a tax court judge ruled Morristown Medical Center had to pay taxes, the number of lawsuits in New Jersey is up to 35.
160823Schmertz

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.
160822Flanagan

Increased EpiPen Costs Causing Some Patients Frustration

8-22-16
EpiPens deliver life-saving epinephrine for people with allergies. The price has more than doubled since 2008, and can now top $600 for the EpiPen sold in two-packs.
160819Vannozzi

Kids on Autism Spectrum Enjoy Bowling League

8-19-16
The Binder Autism Center from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital put together a bowling league for children on the autism spectrum after realizing the kids needed a little fun in their behavior therapy.
160818Schmertz

NJDEP Works to Control Mosquito Population

8-18-16
Because of the threat of Zika and West Nile, the state Department of Environmental Protection is working to keep the mosquito population down in New Jersey.
160817Cruz

Cannabis Remains on DEA’s Most Dangerous Drugs List, But Agency Ruling Expands Research

8-17-16
The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition to loosen restrictions on cannabis. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, keeping it at the same level as PCP, LSD and heroin and a level above cocaine and Oxycontin.
160816Schmertz

NJ Received $59M from Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Industry in 2015

8-16-16
According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 23,000 doctors and health care professionals in New Jersey received payments ranging from as little as a penny to more than $4 million from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.