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Lawmakers Seek to Cut ‘Excess’ Pharmacy Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | February 26, 2019 | Healthcare
Senate passes bill that would prevent insurers from levying copayments higher than the cash price of a medication
Federal Changes to Funding of Family Planning Spark Outrage in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | February 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Trump administration’s new rules would place further restrictions on how organizations in receipt of Title X money could operate
NJ Moves Closer to Joining Multi-State Licensing Pact for Nurses
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2019 | Healthcare
By 2030, the workforce in New Jersey is estimated to fall some 11,400 nurses short of the demand for their services
Non-Medical Measures to Improve Public Health: What Works?
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey has many programs in place, but which are worth spending the most state money — and time — on?
On Deck: An Effort to Make Student Athletes Aware of Addiction Risks
Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2019 | Healthcare
Studies show an elevated risk of opioid addiction for student athletes from injuries suffered in football and other high-contact sports
Gauging How Family, Community Impact Children’s Mental Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 19, 2019 | Healthcare
Rutgers-Camden study pinpoints childhood trauma as likely source of anxiety, depression, suggests healthy family life, civic engagement can mitigate problems
Safety Concerns Prompt Lawmakers to Mull Sales Ban on ‘Baby Walkers’
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2019 | Healthcare
More than 230,000 children were treated for injuries over 24 years; industry notes safety record is improving
State to Launch Local Needle Exchanges, Enhance Services at Current Sites
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2019 | Healthcare
DOH says plans part of broad multiagency strategy to foster syringe-access programs, other offerings across New Jersey
Lawmakers Seek to Close Gap in Mail-Order Vape Sales
Lilo H. Stainton | February 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Assemblyman ‘unapologetic’ about the latest effort to curb nicotine addiction, especially among young New Jerseyans
Big Push to Make Medicaid in New Jersey More Effective and Efficient
Lilo H. Stainton | February 11, 2019 | Healthcare
State officials, policy experts and philanthropists team up to make changes that have been under discussion for a long time
Aid-in-Dying Legislation Advances After Passionate Testimony Pro and Con
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Strong disagreement over measure that would allow physicians in New Jersey to prescribe lethal doses of medication to certain patients with less than six months to live
Connecting the Dots Among Poverty, Chronic Diseases, ER Visits
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Analyzing data from more than 3 million emergency room visits, group confirms most troubling concerns about New Jersey healthcare
Camden Program to Cut Hospital Readmissions Gains National Attention
Lilo H. Stainton | February 5, 2019 | Healthcare
The focus was on getting patients follow-up visits with primary-care doctors within seven days of being discharged from hospital
Campaign Expands to Curb Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Initiative successfully targets low-income, black, and Hispanic families, leads to reduced sales of soda and fruit drinks
Bergen County Hospital Picked for National Program to Reduce Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | January 29, 2019 | Healthcare
Holy Name Medical Center will tackle lower rate of cancer screening among Asian-Americans
Critics Urge NJ to Pump Brakes on Increasing Access to Marijuana
Lilo H. Stainton | January 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Public-health impact the big concern as warnings raised over children’s exposure to the drug, potential connection to psychiatric conditions and increase in auto accidents
Murphy Outlines Expanded, Multiagency Approach to Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | January 24, 2019 | Healthcare
Governor’s new initiative will increase reliance on medication-assisted treatment, which he calls a ‘proven strategy’
Lawmakers Outline Specific Steps to Improve Maternal and Infant Care in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | January 23, 2019 | Healthcare
Proponents see special need in a state that ranks 47th in maternal mortality, with black women five times more likely to die than white women
Report Makes Case for State Investment in Camden, Sees Public Health Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | January 22, 2019 | Healthcare, Social
As New Jersey’s tax-incentive programs come under increasing scrutiny, consultants underline critical value to struggling city of $1.4 billion public investment
New Jersey Comes Closer to Approving Mental-Health Parity Law
Lilo H. Stainton | January 18, 2019 | Healthcare
Measure enhances enforcement of federal law by requiring health insurers to document that behavioral-care coverage is on par with physical-care benefits
Horizon Distributes Millions From 2018 Federal Tax Refund … as Planned
Lilo H. Stainton | January 15, 2019 | Healthcare
Families, businesses, community-based initiatives benefit, but details are scarce
New Funding for Expansion of Pediatric Mental Health Programs in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | January 14, 2019 | Healthcare
Aim is to improve diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse issues among children and adolescents
NJ House Democrats Plot Out Multifront Defense of Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | January 11, 2019 | Healthcare
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone emerges as leader in battle with GOP over fate of ACA, now imperiled by ruling of federal judge in Texas
NJ Lags Nation for Disabled Residents in Community Settings
Lilo H. Stainton | January 10, 2019 | Healthcare
State officials reply to findings of new report saying positive change is already in progress
State Questions Feds’ Lower Subsidy for NJ’s Healthcare Reinsurance Program
Lilo H. Stainton | January 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Federal provision for covering costliest medical claims is well short of what New Jersey officials had expected. DOBI Commissioner Marlene Caride asks for explanation
Worrying Rise in Poisonings Related to Over-the-Counter Diarrhea Medicine
Lilo H. Stainton | January 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Some opioid users, in an attempt to prevent the pains of withdrawal, are risking death from massive overdoses of easily available medications
New Jersey’s Tough New Outdoor Smoking Ban Is Just Days Away
Lilo H. Stainton | January 7, 2019 | Healthcare
If you are caught lighting up a cigarette or vaping in a park or a forest, on the boardwalk or the beach, prepare to pay a big fine
Massive Healthcare Systems Merger Seeks To Integrate Mental, Physical Care
Lilo H. Stainton | January 4, 2019 | Healthcare
The joining of Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic reflects an attempt to jettison a fragmented approach to the care of patients with multiple needs
Task Force Takes Aim at Public Health Benefit-Plan Managers
Lilo H. Stainton | January 3, 2019 | Healthcare
Group appointed by governor recommends ways state can save money while delivering better care for some 800,000 public employees
Top Reports: Tracking New Jersey’s Progress on Population Health
Lilo H. Stainton | December 27, 2018 | Healthcare, Winter 2018
The Department of Health issued a voluminous but easy-to-digest report that evaluates New Jersey’s performance on more than 100 health indicators
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