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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.
160816Stainton

NJ Spotlight Reporter Talks About Investigation into Meadowlands Hospital’s AmeriMama Program

8-16-16
The AmeriMama program at Meadowlands Hospital entices pregnant Russians to deliver their babies here, making the babies eligible for U.S. citizenship.
160815Vannozzi

Investigation: Meadowlands Hospital Entices Russian Women to Give Birth in NJ

8-15-16
A recent investigation by NJ Spotlight unveiled Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus has been marketing its services to Russian women online, enticing them to spend thousands on travel packages to give birth in New Jersey. It's a practice known as birth tourism.
160815Hill

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

8-15-16
Forty-plus call takers who answer the 24-hour hotline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Center are trained to assess need, urgency and emergency and then match callers with a database of options.
160811Flanagan

Same-Sex Couples Sue Over Fertility Treatment

8-11-16
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield says they were following the state mandate that requires women to prove their infertility through “two years of unprotected sex with a man” with no regard for their sexual orientation.
160809Hill

New FDA Rules Limit the Sale of E-Cigarettes

8-9-16
This week, the Food and Drug Administration began limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco to anyone younger than 18.
160808Hill

Turn the Tide Tour Visits NJ to Prevent Opioid Addiction

8-8-16
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction occurring across the country.
160808Bechelli

HHS Regional Director Discusses Zika Preparedness

8-8-16
Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services, says New Jersey has a well established mosquito control program should Zika make its way north.
160802Schmertz

CDC Issues Warning After Zika Virus Transmitted by Mosquitoes in Florida

8-2-16
Pregnant women are being given what has been called an unprecedented warning. The CDC is advising them not to travel to areas where the virus is known to be present, including a section of Miami.