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  • washingtonpost.com: As opioid overdoses exact a higher price, communities ponder who should be saved

    Posted 7/18/2017

    As their budgets strain, communities have begun questioning how much money and effort they should be spending to deal with overdoses, especially in cases involving people who have taken near-fatal overdoses multiple times. State and local officials say it might be time for “tough love”: pushing soaring medical costs onto drug abusers or even limiting how many times first responders can save an individual’s life.

  • usnews.com: Missouri Becomes Last State to Create Drug-Monitoring Plan

    Posted 7/18/2017

    Gov. Eric Greitens has signed an executive order making Missouri the final state to establish a drug monitoring program.

  • nj.com: Knock Out Opioid Abuse town hall series continues in September

    Posted 7/17/2017

    Residents of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties are invited to join the conversation on the national opioid epidemic as the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey continues its Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall series.

  • annfammed.org - Denial: The Greatest Barrier to the Opioid Epidemic

    Posted 7/17/2017

    “Why can’t you be like my old doctor?” This essay explores my experiences as a new family physician in a rural town endemic with liberal opioid prescribing practices and opioid addiction. I detail my inner turmoil while overcoming resistance to change, the influence of these experiences on my professional growth, and my decision to offer medication-assisted treatment.

  • njspotlight.com: CHRISTIE’S SUMMER SURPRISE: MOVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO DIFFERENT DIVISION

    Posted 7/17/2017

    Shift from Human Services to Health department would involve 200 staff, nearly $1 billion

  • physiciansnews.com: The Case for Scrupulous Documentation when Prescribing Opioids

    Posted 7/17/2017

    Opioid abuse is becoming epidemic in the U.S., with more than 90 people dying each day of overdoses. A significant factor is the over-prescription of such pain medications as Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl. Physicians who prescribe opioids must carefully weigh the pain relief benefits but also meticulously document medical care in compliance with increased regulatory oversight. Failure to do either could lead to sanctions against a physician’s license.

  • 3rd Annual Don't Get Hooked on Drugs Fishing Contest!

    Posted 7/17/2017

    Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament Over $600 in Cash Prizes! August 4-13 Go fishing with your family in NJ. Take a photo of you and your child fishing for a chance to win. Like us on Facebook at PartnershipForADrugFreeNewJersey or follow us on Twitter @drugfreenj and Instagram at drugfreenj, then post the picture of your group and tag it with #drugfreenj

  • Opioid Abuse Prevention Messages Reach Massive Manhattan Audience through Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's Ads

    Posted 7/17/2017

    NEW YORK — Powerful messages on opioid abuse and parents’ roles in protecting their children impacted a huge audience as several of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) advertisements from its “You Decide Before They Prescribe” campaign flashed on electronic billboards in Times Square.

  • nbcnews.com: Billion-Dollar Opioid Fraud Crackdown, 400 Charged

    Posted 7/14/2017

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against more than 400 people in connection with a major crackdown on medical fraud aimed at combating the nation’s opioid epidemic.

  • BATTLING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    Posted 7/14/2017

    This special two part broadcast airing on Friday July 21st and repeated on Friday, August 18th, from 9 PM to 10 PM focuses on the critical problem facing America. These shows, part I will air the week of September 19th, part II the week of September 26, 2017 on CUNY TV, airing 8 times during the week.