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Cannabis Remains on DEA’s Most Dangerous Drugs List, But Agency Ruling Expands Research

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.

NJ Received $59M from Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Industry in 2015

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.

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

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

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

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.

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

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.

Same-Sex Couples Sue Over Fertility Treatment

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.

New FDA Rules Limit the Sale of E-Cigarettes

This week, the Food and Drug Administration began limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco to anyone younger than 18.

Turn the Tide Tour Visits NJ to Prevent Opioid Addiction

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.

HHS Regional Director Discusses Zika Preparedness

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.

CDC Issues Warning After Zika Virus Transmitted by Mosquitoes in Florida

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.