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Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B

9-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Alios is a privately held company that focuses on developing therapies for viral diseases. The deal includes Alios' ...

NJ’s first public recovery high school to open

9-30-14
UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems is set to open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday in Union. State Sen. Ray Lesniak, who worked with an advocacy group to create ...
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Concern Over Boarding Houses for Mentally Ill

9-29-14
Some officials are pushing a bill that would make inspection reports of boarding houses for the mentally ill readily accessible, saying such a move would make the facilities operate better.

Youth football player dies after collapsing

9-29-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A youth football player who collapsed on the field during a practice in southern New Jersey last week has died. But authorities say it's still not clear what caused the death of 12-year-old Jeremiah "Lil'J" Pierce. The South ...

New Jersey to receive $543K in drug settlement

9-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will receive more than $500,000 as part of a nationwide settlement with a drugmaker over allegations that the company improperly promoted medications including the attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR. ...

New Jersey preschooler’s death probed

9-26-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Respiratory illness is suspected in the death of a preschool student in New Jersey. The 4-year-old attended Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township. Township Health officer Jeff Plunkett tells the Times of ...
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Three NJ Health Groups Get Medicare Bonuses

9-25-14
Three Accountable Care Organizations in New Jersey met their goals of improving patient care while saving money and received bonuses from Medicare.
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Ellis Island Museum Opens Hospital to Public

9-25-14
For the first time in more than 60 years, people will be able to tour the hospital on Ellis Island that detained thousands of sick immigrants.

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

9-25-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The historic Ellis Island hospital complex is opening to the public on Wednesday for the first time in 60 years. The complex of 29 unrestored buildings is located across the ferry slip from the fully-restored immigration museum. As ...
Jake Silverman cuts the start line ribbon to begin Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research. Photo courtesy of Christina Pepi.

Community Raises Money for Dystonia to Support Short Hills Native

9-25-14
Jake's Ride has been raising money to find a cure for dystonia, a disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily, since 2008 to support Jake Silverman of Short Hills.