Health Care

Jul 2, 2012

Bristol-Myers’ 5.3B acquisition to enhance diabetes treatments

Pharmaceutical developer Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., in Princeton, acquired San Diego-based Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc., on Friday, for approximately $5.3 billion in cash to expand its research, development and commercialization of diabetes treatments.

Jun 29, 2012

Health systems say alignment will help meet goals of health care reform

Holy Redeemer Health System and Abington Health have signed a letter of intent to create a new regional health system in New Jersey and Pennsylvania adhering to principles outlined in President Barack Obama's health care reform, which was

Jun 28, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson announces CFO resignation

After serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in New Brunswick, for nearly three years, Paul D. Storiale has resigned from his role to pursue a career in education, a spokesman said.

Jun 27, 2012

Montclair State makes play to become hotbed for autism research

Montclair State University's College of Education and Human Services has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the state to coordinate clinical research at the multisite New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence, according to the university.

Jun 26, 2012

Roche to shutter Nutley site, cut 1K jobs

Swiss drug company Roche said Tuesday it will shutter its Nutley operations by the end of next year and shed 1,000 jobs as a result of a restructuring of its global pharmaceutical development operations.

Jun 25, 2012

Injection infections not a thing of the past

Healthcare Quality Strategies Inc. and Healthcare Quality Professionals of New Jersey on Friday sponsored a daylong conference to share safe injection practices with health care professionals, saying a failure to use best practices has led to recent cases of blood-borne infections.

Jun 25, 2012

Health care continues to wait on Supreme Court decision

The U.S. Supreme Court today said an anxiously watching public would have to wait until Thursday for its decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Jun 22, 2012

Capital’s planned perinatal center move irks health care advocate

Capital Health confirmed it has filed papers with the state to close its perinatal center at its Regional Medical Center in Trenton, which the hospital previously had agreed to keep in the city for 10 years.

Jun 21, 2012

Hackensack hospital, Stevens announce partnership

In a move to close the gap between clinical health care research and biomedical engineering education in New Jersey's growing medical field, Hackensack University Medical Center has signed an affiliation agreement with Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken.

Jun 21, 2012

N.J. employers to receive share of 7.5M in insurer reimbursements

New Jersey employers enrolled in large- and small-group health insurance plans will receive a share of $7.5 million in reimbursements from insurers that failed to spend at least 85 percent of premiums on medical care and quality in 2011, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jun 19, 2012

Top court’s decision on overtime pay expected to have large impact in pharma

While the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay is a win for New Jersey's drugmakers, an employment expert said the ruling could have broader impacts on how pharma companies make sales, and which employees are subject to federal overtime laws.

Jun 19, 2012

Health care providers, innovators, educators recognized

It is not often that a high school sophomore, a "rock star" neurosurgeon and home care nurses share the same stage, but today, health care stakeholders were honored at the sixth annual Healthcare Heroes award ceremony.