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Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

7-29-14
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income ...

West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from ...
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Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

7-28-14
Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.

New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

7-27-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.
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HHS Regional Director: 360,000 New Jerseyans Have Health Insurance Through Affordable Care Act

7-24-14
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Regional Director Dennis Gonzalez says about 360,000 people in New Jersey who were previously uninsured now have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

7-22-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints some players won't be fairly compensated under the ...

Doctor’s license revoked over prescriptions

7-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday, saying it became effective ...

NY doctor convicted in 2 patients’ overdose deaths

7-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients Friday. But he was acquitted of that charge ...
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NJ DEP Warns Against Eating Fish, Crabs from Passaic River

7-17-14
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has warned residents that the Passaic River's fish and blue claw crabs contain toxins that can cause illness if consumed.