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RWJBarnabas Health increases access to critical recovery support services

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) announced on Tuesday it committed to reducing the number of opioid prescriptions prescribed by actively participating in the Deliberate Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions (DROP) initiative with 25,380 fewer emergency department patients and 21,116 fewer inpatients receiving an opioid at discharge over the past 18 months. As of May 2019, only 3.81 percent ...

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Experts say New Jersey’s life science industry continues to thrive

New Jersey’s dynamic and growing life science industry continues its growth spurt thanks to a great location, a talented workforce and attractive economic incentives. Home to 2,200 companies and 12 of the top pharma companies, the Garden State is attracting more and more companies across the life science sub-sectors. At an ACG NJ monthly breakfast meeting ...

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NJ Health Insurance Fund partners with R-Health to improve patient-doctor access and health outcomes

Bringing back the power of the close doctor-patient relationship and improving access to health care is the focus of a new collaborative partnership between the New Jersey Health Insurance Fund (hi) and R-Health which is based in Elkins Park, Pa. The “hi” fund will be piloting R-Health’s model of enhanced primary care with members of ...

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Rowan breaks ground on two-building expansion project

Rowan College of South Jersey broke ground Sept. 13 on a two-building academic and office complex. The first segment of the project will be an Economic Development Center — a one-story, 15,633 square foot building that will house the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and the ...

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Soligenix appoints biopharma veteran to executive post

Soligenix, Inc. a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases announced that it has appointed Daniel P. Ring as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning, effective immediately. Ring has over 22 years of business development and commercial experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this new role, he ...

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CarePlus awarded $4M to expand employment services

Paramus-based Care Plus NJ Inc. said Sept. 16 that it has been awarded $4 million dollars over the next five years in grant funding to expand its Supported Employment Services for individuals with persistent and serious mental illness by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding has been allocated through the ‘Transforming ...

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Bayer names Foster new head of public affairs and sustainability for Consumer Health Division

Whippany-based Bayer announced on Monday that it has named Daniella Foster as the new Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability for the Consumer Health Division, effective today. In her new role, Foster will be responsible for the development and execution of the Division’s global Public Affairs and Sustainability strategies. She will report to Heiko Schipper, ...

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Sanofi and Abbott partner to integrate glucose sensing and insulin delivery technologies

Bridgewater–based Sanofi and Abbott have announced that they are partnering to integrate glucose sensing and insulin delivery technologies that would help to further simplify how people with diabetes manage their condition. The two companies will take an innovative approach to connected care by developing tools that combine the revolutionary FreeStyle Libre technology with insulin dosing ...

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