Archive for Tag: opioid crisis

Rooney bills fighting opioid epidemic become law

TRENTON, N.J. – Two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney to combat the destructive opioid crisis in New Jersey were signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Drug addiction and overdose has become a life-and-death problem in every community in the state,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “The Legislature unanimously approved...

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Munoz and DHS commissioner agree: Advanced practice nurses can be key to fighting opioid crisis but costly requirements must be lifted

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz enlisted Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson as an ally Monday in her effort to eliminate costly and unnecessary requirements interfering with advanced practice nurses’ ability to treat substance abuse disorder patients. Nurses must have a “joint protocol” agreement with a doctor certified by...

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Two Rooney bills countering opioid crisis pass state Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – On a day when legislation legalizing marijuana dominated the news cycle even without a vote, two bills advanced combatting the public health crisis of opioid misuse and related overdoses. A bill (A3292) mandating warning stickers on bottles of prescribed opioids was approved by Senate Monday. It...

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Bill addressing dangers lurking in home medicine cabinets advances to Gov’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill requiring pharmacists to educate their patients on the safe disposal of unused, unwanted or expired drugs and needles was approved by the Assembly today. Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson sponsor the bill (S3240) which cleared the Senate last month and now moves to...

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