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

4-16-14
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

4-15-14
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

4-15-14
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 ...
drinkinhand

Understanding Substance Abuse and Helping Conquer Addiction for 75 Years

4-14-14
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

4-13-14
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 ...
140411Cast

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

4-11-14
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

4-11-14
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. ...

Explosion at New Jersey hospital hurts an employee

4-11-14
PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an oxygen tank exploded at a New Jersey hospital and seriously injured a nurse. The blast occurred a little before 9 .m. Thursday in a room at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. Officials are trying to ...

Nemours Foundation sues United Healthcare entities

4-10-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric physician practices in the region is suing United Healthcare entities in three states for unpaid bills. Lawyers for the ...
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HealthCare Institute NJ Pres.: NJ Will Continue to be Strong Within Medical Industry

4-10-14
HealthCare Institute of New Jersey President and CEO Dean Paranicas says that the state has been strong in the medical industry and he is confident that designation will continue.