Health Care

OBGYN residents and students join Dr. Marilyn McArthur, medical director, OB/GYN Clinic, at RWJBarnabas Health’s Centering Launch celebration.
Apr 3, 2023

RWJBarnabas launches support program for expectant parents

“Moms who participate in Centering Pregnancy feel more empowered and informed about their health and research has shown that the Centering model can lead to improved maternal and infant health outcomes and a better birth experience,” said Suzanne Spernal, senior vice president of women’s services.

Quest Diagnostics is teaming up with Sesame Workshop to address health and well-being inequities among young children.
Mar 31, 2023

Quest Diagnostics, Sesame Workshop team to address health inequities among kids

A grant from the Secaucus-based testing provider will fund the rollout out a series of resources to connect parents and caregivers with providers by promoting whole child well-being, focusing on forming a healthy team and building on families’ strengths.

DNA puzzle
Mar 31, 2023

Citius Pharmaceuticals’ spinoff plans advance

The Cranford-based company enlisted Maxim Group LLC to serve as financial advisor to its wholly owned subsidiary, Citius Acquisition Corp. Inc., in connection with the move.

Dr. Ketan Gala, director of Advanced Heart Failure and Medical Director of Cardiogenic Shock Program, Cooper Heart Institute, and member provider of Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care, is shown with Robert Granmkowski, who received the Barostim Implant.
Mar 30, 2023

Cooper Health offers ‘cutting edge’ treatment for heart failure

“Barostim has the capability to help reduce heart failure symptoms and improve quality of life," said Dr. Ketan Gala, clinical cardiologist and medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Program at Cooper.

Merck's headquarters in Rahway.
Mar 30, 2023

FDA clears Merck’s Keytruda for expanded use

The move is the first full approval for an immunotherapy based on a predictive biomarker. In 2022, the best-selling cancer treatment's sales grew 22% to $20.9 billion.

Mary Stutts, CEO of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Mar 30, 2023

Industry veteran named CEO of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

"With her extensive background championing innovation and equity in the workplace ... Mary [Stutts] truly embodies HBA's mission as well as our 2023 theme Powering the Possibilities," Board Chair Julie Ross said. 

Stethoscope and money
Mar 29, 2023

South Jersey doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud conspiracy

The more than $5 million scheme targeted state and local health benefits programs and other insurers, including submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions.

Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck during the first weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 04/08/2020
Mar 28, 2023

Two hospitals, three NJ counties receive $16.3M to cover COVID costs

The funding, announced by U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, comes via the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Johnson & Johnson's campus
Mar 28, 2023

Johnson & Johnson will seek US Supreme Court review of talc bankruptcy case

In a March 22 ruling, the Third Circuit Court in Philadelphia upheld an earlier decision to dismiss because neither J&J nor its subsidiary was in “financial distress.”

On Nov. 1, the Diabetes Foundation joined one of its corporate partners, Embecta Corp., to ring the 9:30 a.m. opening bell at the NASDAQ exchange to kick off Diabetes Awareness Month.
Mar 27, 2023

After its spinoff from BD, embecta forges new identity

Today, the company is the leading producer of diabetes injection devices, manufacturing approximately 8 billion instruments annually for an estimated 30 million patients.

Dr. Stuart Peltz retired as chief executive officer of South Plainfield-based PTC Therapeutics, the company he founded and has led since 1998.
Mar 24, 2023

PTC Therapeutics CEO Peltz retires from company he founded

Announcing the change in leadership, the company noted that under Dr. Stuart Peltz it has grown from a research organization with expertise in the control of RNA processes to a publicly traded, integrated, global biopharmaceutical company.

When Mimi Reed, age 87, was diagnosed with uterine cancer, her main goal was to maintain her independence. Dr. Ramy Sedhom, at Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center was able to help her do just that.
Mar 23, 2023

Princeton Cancer Center receives $2.5M for geriatric cancer research

The funding from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation will support a new program that aims to provide a better understand of geriatric cancer and increase outreach to seniors in central New Jersey.