8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with ...

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, ...

March for Babies Events in NJ

March for Babies is a March for Dimes event, being held across New Jersey.

Kessler Institute VP: Rehab Hospitals May Have to Turn Away Patients

Because of changing standards for rehabilitation hospitals, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Gans says facilities may have to turn away patients with specific conditions.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily beat Wall Street expectations ...

Understanding Substance Abuse and Helping Conquer Addiction for 75 Years

Rutgers’ Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs plays an important role in influencing national policy and public attitudes.

Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Winter may unofficially be over, but there may not be much relief in sight just yet for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season. Some allergists ...

PhRMA President: ACA Has Raised Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani says because the emphasis has been on lower premiums, out-of-pocket expenses have increased under the Affordable Care Act.

New Jersey doctor faces tax charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a northern New Jersey doctor on federal tax charges. Dr. Medhat El Amir of Saddle River owns a controlling interest in Immediate Care health service facilities at three locations in Hudson County. ...