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Christie Signs Bill Addressing Opioid Epidemic

2-15-17
Immediately after the Assembly passed a bill that mandates six months of drug treatment and puts a five-day limit on prescriptions of pain pills, Gov. Christie signed.

Discovery Potentially Links How Neurodegenerative Diseases Spread Throughout the Brain

2-15-17
One of big question in the neurodegenerative disease community is, how does the disease spread from cell to cell? A Rutgers graduate student might have discovered the reason.

Nonprofit Brings Joy to Dogs’ Final Days

2-15-17
Monkey’s House offers nonprofit hospice care for dogs without a home.

Seniors Discuss Consequences of Affordable Care Act Repeal

2-13-17
Freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer held a gathering at the Oakland Senior Citizen Center, speaking about the potential impact of privatizing Medicare and retirement security in the wake of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Program Aims to Make Police Departments Safe Havens for Drug Addicts

2-13-17
The Heroin Addiction Response Program or HARP aims to intercept addicts before they overdose by pairing them with treatment and a recovery coach.

Cost of Overdose Antidote Skyrockets

2-10-17
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in some cases, naloxone products shot up in price by as much as 500 percent.

Hospital Becomes First in NJ to Offer Specialized LGBTQIA Services

2-8-17
The PROUD Family Health office is part of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, the first hospital in the state to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community.

How Racial and Socioeconomic Factors Impact Mental Health Care

2-7-17
A Rutgers-Camden study found that mental health treatment and counseling services are disproportionately received according to racial and socioeconomic factors.

Debate Over Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Five-Day Supply

2-2-17
Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Prieto support limiting opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply for acute pain, but the head of Carrier Clinic and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, who is also a doctor, disagree with that move.

Christie Calls for Expansion to Addiction Recovery

2-1-17
Gov. Christie’s proposal nearly doubles the number of beds available to adults recovering from addiction and other issues.