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New Push to Expand Emergency Access to Lifesaving Medicines

Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2018 | Healthcare

Diabetic’s near-death experience helps make case for allowing pharmacies to dispense a month’s worth of meds, even without valid prescription

Lawmakers Urge State to Lock In Pharmacy Benefit Savings

Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Warning that hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer savings will be lost if Treasury officials don’t move quickly on new contract
Physical Therapists Win Latest Battle in Turf War with Acupuncturists
Lilo H. Stainton | October 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Although acupuncturists are vehemently opposed, a measure allowing certain PTs to use “dry needling” to help relieve pain has advanced in the state Assembly
Healthcare Costs Continue to Rise in NJ, Outpacing National Increase
Lilo H. Stainton | October 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Although record numbers of New Jerseyans now have insurance coverage, the price of healthcare remains a major difficulty for families and small businesses
Rutgers Scientists Help to Identify New Way to Test for Lyme Disease
Lilo H. Stainton | October 12, 2018 | Healthcare
More work to be done for federal approval but new technique promises earlier detection and, therefore, better chance of avoiding serious long-term effects
Fierce Competition for State’s New Medical Marijuana Licenses
NJTV News Online | October 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Department of Health is expected to name new dispensary operators within weeks
Extra Federal Funding Boosts Care for Vulnerable Patients in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2018 | Healthcare
A pilot program to give integrated healthcare and support services to thousands dealing with behavioral health challenges gets a financial lifeline
No Agreement on How to Keep Lid on Health Insurance Costs in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 9, 2018 | Healthcare
More people in Garden State have access to insurance because of Affordable Care Act but there’s no consensus on how to protect the benefits
NJ Gets Report Card ‘F’ for Lack of Parity in Insurance Coverage of Mental Health
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Advocates give New Jersey — and more than half of other states — a poor grade for failing to support and enforce federal law
New State Funding for Autism Center to Boost Research and Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Aim is also to improve services for the thousands of New Jersey residents who have some form of the disorder
NJ Lawmakers Seek More Control Over Price of Prescriptions
Lilo H. Stainton | October 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Taking a page out of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ book, state Sen. Troy Singleton wants to peg cost of drugs here to what drug companies charge in some industrialized countries
Latest Opioid Data: Good and Bad News for New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | October 1, 2018 | Healthcare
Fewer prescriptions are being written in the Garden State but overdose deaths show no sign of abating
Integration, Continuity of Care Key to Treating Opioid Addiction, Report Says
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey Reentry Corp. urges state to institute an ‘addiction treatment infrastructure’
State Taps National Expert to Monitor Troubled Bellwether Homes
Lilo H. Stainton | September 25, 2018 | Healthcare
Experienced ombudsman hired at provider’s expense to review care, services, staffing, and accountability — among other issues
New Federal and State Funds to Help Anti-Addiction Fight in Garden State
Lilo H. Stainton | September 24, 2018 | Healthcare
The money will go for prevention and treatment of opioid addiction. More than 2,000 New Jersey residents have died this year of drug-related causes
Sarlo Announces Money-Saving Reforms of Public-Employee Medical Claims
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Move, coming hot on the heels of governor’s benefit reform plan, is held out as potentially saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars
Federal Grant Helps Rutgers Assess Truth in Advertising for Tobacco Products
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2018 | Healthcare
University and academic partners will share $18 million grant to study impact of cigarette advertising, packaging, labeling, and more
Atlantic Health Expands Pioneering Form of Medical Education
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2018 | Healthcare
In contrast with traditional programs, students will follow a select group of patients, tracking their care in hospitals and community-based facilities
Lawmakers Move to Restore Mental-Health Hotline for Firefighters, EMS
Lilo H. Stainton | September 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Specially trained operators would help emergency responders deal with the traumas that can come with their stressful line of work
Experts Call for More Providers, Better Access to Meds to Combat Opioid Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | September 17, 2018 | Healthcare
State Human Services Commissioner among those who agree that, while progress has been made, New Jersey has significant gaps in treatment and recovery services
Push to Improve Insurance Coverage of Mental Health for New Jerseyans
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislators advance measure seeking to ensure same level of benefits as for medical issues. It could ease financial burden on families
Legislation Aims to Improve, Update Medicaid’s Eligibility Process
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers, healthcare advocates push to update application process and more
What Do You Want to Know about Medicaid in NJ? New Website Has Answers
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Data Dashboard, open to all, is aimed at making information more accessible and should help with decisions about allocating funds
New Federal Guidelines Seek to Limit CT Scans on Kids
Lilo H. Stainton | September 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Similar protocols have already been adopted by some New Jersey hospitals and healthcare providers to help keep children from possible harm
Cost of Health Insurance on Individual Market in NJ to Drop Significantly in 2019
Lilo H. Stainton | September 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor heralds new state law and federal approval of another New Jersey program as main factors in curbing prices
State Hospital Group Launches Data Analysis Initiative
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2018 | Healthcare
The New Jersey Hospital Association’s CHART program will harness predictive computer modeling, data mining to focus on NJ’s healthcare challenges
NJ Legislators Offer Plan to Reduce Impact of Medical Debt
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Measure would require providers to work out payment plans before turning bills over to collection agencies, better protect disabled patients
Can New Jersey Save Its Long-Neglected Psychiatric Hospitals?
NJTV News Online | September 6, 2018 | Healthcare
The state DOH says it’s already acting on a multifaceted plan commissioned by Christie administration but only recently delivered
Murphy Boosts Medical Education Funding, Tweaks Plan for Hospital Aid
Lilo H. Stainton | September 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor signs bill that could add $24 million to funds for graduate medical studies, CVs measure increasing Medicaid to charity-care facilities
In NJ, Incidence of STDs Increases While People Are Having Less Sex
NJTV News Online | September 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Double-digit growth of sexually transmitted diseases in Garden State tracks national trends
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