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Doctor Described as ‘Candy Man’ and ‘El Chapo Of Opioids’ Admits Distributing Opioids to Patients

New Jersey Strong news – Newark, NJ: US DOJ reports NEWARK, – A Bergen County doctor today admitted distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Delagente, 45, of Oakland, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of…
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First in the Nation NJ Bans Flavored Vape Products Permanently

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Make New Jersey First State in the Nation to Impose Permanent Ban on Flavored Vape Products. Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to impose a permanent ban on flavored vape products. The legislation (S3265) prohibits the sale and…
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OPIOID DISASTER – NJ Pharmacies ‘Standing Order’ to Dispense Naloxone

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ AG reports Naloxone is an opioid antidote medication designed to reverse the life threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Many New Jersey pharmacies dispense naloxone without an individualized prescription, using a "standing order" from a physician or the Department of Health. You can obtain Naloxone from your local pharmacy even if you are not the intended user, but a…
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Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Cannabis and Vaping in New York City 10/17/2019. with Governor Phil Murphy, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governors Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,…
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As Purdue, Sacklers Seek to Block NJ’s Opioid Suit Citing Bankruptcy, AG Grewal Demands Documents from Family

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State has issued demands for documents and information from eight members of Purdue Pharma’s founding Sackler family, and has served subpoenas on five Delaware-based corporate partnerships that own the vast majority of Purdue’s assets. The State’s action comes in the wake of…
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NJ Releases Athletes v Opioids Vid

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The NJ OAG reports TRENTON – In a video released to New Jersey high school students today, a women’s national soccer team legend and a starting wide receiver for the New York Jets team up to deliver a powerful warning about the risks associated with sports injuries and opioid use. The 6-minute video, entitled “Athletes vs Opioids,” is a…
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ALERT ISSUED – Severe Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizing People Who Vape

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The New Jersey State Health Department reports - There have been reports from multiple states of patients who have been hospitalized with acute severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping ( use of e-cigarette devices to aerosolize substances for inhalation). Patients presented with respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Symptoms worsened over a period of days…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Dramatically Reform New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program, Expand Patient Access

STATEHOUSE .NEWS - Office of the Gov reports FREEHOLD – Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act to dramatically reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) and expand patient access to medical marijuana. “Today’s legislation creates a medical marijuana program that is modernized, compassionate, progressive, and meets the needs of patients,” said Governor ;“I am proud to stand with my legislative…
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