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Legislative Policies in NJ (2016)

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Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Legislative Policy Forum

Legislators, law enforcement and experts will gather on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the 16th Annual NJ Prevention Addiction Conference for a discussion with NJTV on legislative polices to combat heroin, opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic. While the forum itself is limited to professional attendees, NJTV welcomes the general public to watch the discussion online.

The Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction forum will be livestreamed on this page from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

You will hear the latest thinking on the role of legislative action in the fight against drug overdose in New Jersey.  What’s being done?  What more can be done in Trenton and at the state agency level?

Special Guests include:

  • Thomas McLellan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Treatment Research Institute
  • Sen. Joseph Vitale, New Jersey State Legislator – District 19
  • Asm. Herb Conaway, New Jersey State Legislator – District 7
  • Asm. Chris A. Brown, New Jersey State Legislator – District 2
  • Larry Downs, Esq., CEO, Medical Society of New Jersey

Add this event to your calendar today to watch the live stream on April 29th and don’t forget to share with your friends on social media. You can also bookmark NJTV News live page to view more live videos and news from NJTV.

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About the Event Moderator

David Cruz is a correspondent for NJTV’s weeknight news program NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams.  He is a 25-year veteran of New Jersey news in broadcast and print media.

 NJTV’s Community Engagement Liaison Selma Betancourt, MS is producing the multi-faceted event.

The forum is part of a year-long community engagement initiative for the network, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Healthcare Foundation of NJ.

Related News

May 2, 2016

Event Recap: NJTV’s Second Drug Addiction Crisis Forum Focuses on Opioid-Addiction Legislation

April 29, 2016

Legislators, Health Experts Dissect Policies to Fight Drug Overdoses

via NJTV News

February 4, 2016

Senate Committee Hears About NJ’s Opioid Abuse Epidemic

via NJTV News

May 4, 2016

FDA Panel Urges Mandatory Opioid Training for Doctors

via Wall Street Journal

May 9, 2016

Week ahead: House takes on opioid crisis

via The Hill

May 11, 2016

House begins passing package of bills to fight epidemic of opioid addiction

via USA Today

April 27, 2016

House Judiciary Committee takes election-year swipe at nation’s growing drug addiction problem

via U.S. News

March 22, 2016

FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death

via FDA

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