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The Oct. 8 Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment conference – sponsored by Color Magazine, NJBIZ and Hackensack Meridian health – underscores diversity efforts at the health care system.

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Currax Pharmaceuticals announces the acquisition of Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals

Morristown-based Currax Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biopharmaceutical company with both branded and generic business units, announced the acquisition of Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals based in California. With the acquisition, Currax now owns the worldwide rights to Contrave, a market-leading weight-loss medication. “It is exciting to announce our second acquisition in as many days,” said George Hampton, chief executive ...

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Sweeney urges vaping businesses to join effort to combat crisis

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-3rd District, met with the New Jersey Vapor Rights Coalition to urge the vaping businesses, local retailers and organizations to help keep dangerous, unregulated and counterfeit products out of the hands of New Jersey consumers, particularly the youth. The NJVRC is a nonprofit advocacy group made up of vape shops, e-liquid ...

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George Norcross addresses attendees at the State of the State Symposium in Iselin, sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters. - ANTHONY VECCHIONE

At health care symposium, Norcross targets out of control costs

"The driving cost of drugs in this country is out of control," George Norcross, chairman of the board of trustees of Cooper University Health Care and executive chairman of Connor Strong & Buckelew, said. "Other countries are buying these same drugs at substantially lesser prices than the American government pays for them and then the employer groups pay for them and ultimately employees pay for them. That makes no sense."

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Brach Eichler holds Health Care Market Review Conference

Brach Eichler LLC, recently held its 10th Annual New Jersey Health Care Market Review conference at the Borgata Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City. According to Brach Eichler Managing Member and Health Care Law Practice Chair John Fanburg, the landscape for providers in New Jersey continues to change. “The Evolving Health Care System” provided a look ...

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Horizon’s Conlin takes leave of absence

Kevin Conlin, the chairman and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is taking a temporary leave of absence. In a statement provided to NJBIZ, the company said Conlin is working remotely for a short time while he gets care for a health condition. Conlin expects to be in contact with his ...

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference on Suicide & Stigma in Princeton on Sept. 24, 2019.

NJHA conference examines ending the stigma of suicide

“Folks that I've talked to that are survivors and with my conversations with family, there is shame and misunderstanding. There is fear and stigma surrounding this topic. But just because we don't talk about it, does not mean that is not happening,” said New Jersey Hospital Association President Cathleen Bennett.

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