New Jersey to expand anti-overdose pilot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expanding a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse heroin overdoses. Christie will announce Tuesday morning that police in every county, as well ...
Manuel "Manny" Jimenez participates in the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState. Photo courtesy of Melissa Baratta.

CentraState Offers Scuba Diving Program for Wounded Veterans

New Jersey scuba diving instructor Stewart Snyder leads the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState Healthcare that teaches wounded veterans how to scuba dive and certifies them.

First Detox Innovative Facility in NJ Has Open House

Serenity in Summit, the first detox innovative facility in New Jersey had its open house.

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...

Changes could loom for developmentally disabled

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Families of some developmentally disabled people who are living in out-of-state facilities are trying to stop a state effort to bring them back to New Jersey. The state now pays for out-of-state housing and treatment for more ...

Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...

AARP NJ President Says Caregiver Bill Will Pass

AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen said he thinks that the Caregiver Bill will pass.

Chiropractor admits destroying patient records

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northwestern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted destroying patient appointment records sought by federal agents investigating potential billing fraud at her medical office. Mary Jean Negri of ...

Advocates for Disabled Say Closing Disability Centers May Result in Deaths

After two people died after being moved from a state-run disability center, advocates for the disabled say that closing the disability centers could result in more deaths.