Type B Meningitis Vaccine Will Be Available For Princeton Outbreak

The vaccine Bexsero, available in Europe and Australia, protects against Type B meningitis, which has been the diagnosis in the Princeton University outbreak.

Meningitis Vaccine Used in Europe and Australia Can Be Used for Princeton Students at Risk

Dr. Thomas Clark, the acting head of the CDC Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Disease Branch, says an unlicensed meningitis vaccine will only be available for Princeton students that are at risk during the current outbreak.

J&J to pay $2.5B to settle hip replacement suits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says it will pay $2.5 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by hip replacement patients who accuse the company of selling faulty implants that led to injuries and additional surgeries. The agreement ...

NJ’s 3rd medical marijuana dispensary prepares to open

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's third medical marijuana dispensary is accepting patients. Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge is slated to open before the end of the year. Patients and caregivers must register to use the facility and ...

Princeton University Students on Alert with Meningitis Outbreak

Since March, seven people, mostly Princeton University students, have been diagnosed with Type B meningitis, which isn't covered by the vaccine given in the U.S.

Princeton University considers meningitis vaccine

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease. A decision could be made as early as Monday. The Food and ...

CDC importing meningitis vaccine to NJ

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Princeton University in New Jersey are considering measures to stop the spread of meningitis on the Ivy League campus. A spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control says federal health officials have agreed ...

Lubitz Says Obamacare Will Allow More Mental Health Treatment

Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness NJ, Phil Lubitz says that more people will be able to get mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act.

7th possible meningitis case on Princeton campus

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has its seventh case of meningitis this year. The university says a student was diagnosed Sunday morning. Tests are being conducted to determine to what strain of the illness he has. The six other ...

NJ gov: Mall suicide a wakeup call for lawmakers

MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a suicide inside a mall is another example of why more attention needs to be given to mental health issues. He says the state Legislature failed to address the issue when it took up ...