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160824Delmore

Lawsuits Surrounding Hospitals Paying Taxes Up to 35 in NJ

8-24-16
A year after a tax court judge ruled Morristown Medical Center had to pay taxes, the number of lawsuits in New Jersey is up to 35.
160823Schmertz

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.
160822Flanagan

Increased EpiPen Costs Causing Some Patients Frustration

8-22-16
EpiPens deliver life-saving epinephrine for people with allergies. The price has more than doubled since 2008, and can now top $600 for the EpiPen sold in two-packs.
160819Vannozzi

Kids on Autism Spectrum Enjoy Bowling League

8-19-16
The Binder Autism Center from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital put together a bowling league for children on the autism spectrum after realizing the kids needed a little fun in their behavior therapy.
160818Schmertz

NJDEP Works to Control Mosquito Population

8-18-16
Because of the threat of Zika and West Nile, the state Department of Environmental Protection is working to keep the mosquito population down in New Jersey.
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.