The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the heart of a crisis that has cost 165,000 Americans their lives and pushed countless more to crippling…
- September 18, 2016
America’s doctor just knocked on the doors of every US physician across the country. Virtually, at least.
- August 9, 2016
In their latest effort to raise awareness and advance policies to tackle the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis plaguing New Jersey and the nation, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both-D-N.J.) today hosted U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health David Shulkin for…
- August 9, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to tackle the nation’s opioid crisis, sending to the president’s desk the most sweeping drug legislation in years in a rare instance of consensus in Congress.
- July 13, 2016
Ask your assembly person to support a new bill that would get drugs off the street and help those struggling from addiction receive inpatient treatment.
- July 11, 2016
With New Jersey’s prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic continuing to spiral out of control, one lawmaker is pushing a multi-pronged plan to help turn things around.
- June 26, 2016
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke on the Senate floor to express his concerns about the harmful impact of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act recently introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The amendment seeks to impose harsher mandatory minimum sentences on offenses related to the opioid fentanyl.
- June 7, 2016
The FBI is traveling to different high schools across the Garden State.
- May 1, 2016
The state attorney general’s office will look into the soaring retail price of the heroin overdose antidote Narcan, acting Attorney General Robert Lougy told NJ Advance Media on Monday.
- April 19, 2016
New Jersey is getting $1 million from the federal government to expand heroin and opiad treatment.
- March 12, 2016