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160428Delmore

Synthetic Opiate Makes Heroin More Deadly

4-28-16
Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate used to treat cancer patients, has made its way into heroin, which has increased the occurrence of overdoses and deaths.
160427Delmore

Addiction Crisis Affects Growing Number of NJ Kids

4-27-16
Nearly a third of all child abuse and neglect investigations in New Jersey revealed caregiver’s substance use. Nearly two-thirds of kids in foster care were removed from their homes at least partly for that reason.
160426Aron

Christie Announces Agreement with NY to Share Prescription Drug Data

4-26-16
Gov. Christie was at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to announce an expansion of the Prescription Monitoring Program to include data from New York state. The program is meant to reduce rates of addiction.
160426Delmore

NJ Suicide Rate Up 13 Percent, Tied for Second Highest in U.S.

4-26-16
New data from the CDC shows suicide is becoming more common. Ranked last in the nation just four years ago, New Jersey’s rate has since risen by 13 percent, now tied for second-highest. The national rate is at its highest in 30 years.
160426Stanton

Seton Hall Medical School Aims to Change Future of Health Care

4-26-16
Dr. Bonita Stanton, one of the founding members of Seton Hall's medical school, says communities are where disease and health happens. Seton Hall's program will focus on getting students out into communities in order to provide better health care and instill the need for outreach.
160422Flanagan

Christie Visits Addiction Hotline Center

4-22-16
Gov. Christie toured Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care center in Piscataway where he talked about the importance of offering services to those affected by addiction.
160422Patel

Horizon Senior VP Defends Two Tiered OMNIA Health Plan

4-22-16
A package of bills would require Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to disclose how hospitals and doctors are selected for Tier 1 status in its OMNIA plan and would ensure that hospitals serving low income patients are included. Senior Vice President Minal Patel gave the company's reaction.
160421Delmore

Take Back Day Gets Unused Drugs Out of Medicine Cabinets

4-21-16
The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with New Jersey communities for its 11th National Drug Take Back Day April 30. Municipal police departments and area organizations will be collecting unused prescription and over the counter drugs for safe disposal.
160329Delmore

New Jersey STD Rates on the Rise

4-20-16
STD rates are increasing in New Jersey, in part due to a change in funding that has caused many health centers to close, but also from a delay in young women being tested because of new recommendations.
160418Cruz2

Christie Reflects on Narcan Program

4-18-16
Gov. Christie visited Hoboken University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's Narcan program and drug addiction in the state.