Gov. Christie wants to freeze all lawsuits and hospital property tax assessments for two years while a panel of experts hashes out a solution that would apply to all 62 of New Jersey’s nonprofit hospitals.
Opioid abuse has become so pervasive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. is in the grips of an epidemic. The agency is issuing new guidelines for primary care physicians when prescribing the medications for chronic pain.
Water filters on pipes in some Newark public schools show the district has been battling elevated lead levels in the drinking water for some time. Newark and the state are each saying the other is working to conduct lead testing for city students.
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