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Pharma strong, but N.J. says it’s no time to rest

A new report shows New Jersey’s pharmaceutical and medical device industries continue to play major roles in the state’s economy — but with the life sciences sector in flux and the wider economy on shaky ground, economic development officials say now is no time for complacency. Last week, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, a ...

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Insurance consultant links company to new model for health insurance

With companies facing uncertainty about how to prepare for health care reform, a Cranford-based insurance consultant is pointing to a recent contract it prepared as a possible model. Starting Jan. 1, New Providence-based Advanced Health Media shifted its insurance from Cigna to New York-based MagnaCare, which offers health through all-in-one provider Summit Medical Group. The ...

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CentraState joins QualCare’s ownership group

Long-time QualCare Inc. client CentraState Healthcare System announced Tuesday it was acting on an opportunity to join the provider-owned managed care organization’s ownership group. CentraState, which operates CentraState Medical Center, in Freehold, as well as several other medical and wellness centers, joins 14 other hospital systems and physician networks in the ownership group, a move ...

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New rules spark key research questions

Research institutions that take funding from the National Institutes of Health will soon have to comply with a new set of financial disclosure rules issued in August. The rules revise previous conflict-of-interest regulations implemented in 1995, and in doing so highlight a range of complicated issues, such as the relationship between industry and the academy, ...

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