Health Care

Pallone discusses legislation to lower prescription drug costs

Last month, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone introduced the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower scripted drug costs by allowing the federal government to negotiate reduced prices for Americans, stopping drug companies from charging more in the U.S. than in other countries for the same drugs, and creating a $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for seniors through Medicare Part D.

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Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez at an event in Newark on Jan. 2, 2019.

Menendez, Booker announce $3M to combat opioid crisis

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety received the award from the COPS Office’s Anti-Heroin Task Force Program at the Department of Justice, which provides two years of funding directly to law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids.

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Vaping recs out from Governor’s Task Force, Senate President

“Appealing to young people through flavored e-cigarettes must be stopped. Our overriding conclusion is that electronic smoking devices pose a threat to public health, particularly the health and well-being of youth," said Acting New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, who chaired the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force.

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