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More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry

Prosecutors from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico have joined New York's attorney general in an investigation of the herbal supplement industry, saying they're building on the long track record of state attorneys general upholding the rights of consumers.

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Specialty drugs drive prescription spending jump, says report

Prescription drugs spending jumped 13 percent last year, the biggest annual increase since 2003, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.

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Vaccine exemption for religion could require more proof in NJ

There could soon be some hoops to jump through for parents who want their children to be exempt from vaccines for religious reasons.

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Dr. Sharon Burke showing the impact NAS can have on a baby's heart (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Making sure newborns in withdrawal grow up healthy

On Monday, we told you about a unique program helping babies born to New Jersey mothers who used heroin, painkillers or other opioids during pregnancy. Many of the newborns go into withdrawal and must take methadone or morphine, and endure weeks of therapy -- but the potential problems don't stop there.

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Baby with NAS
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Helping NJ newborns go through drug withdrawal

As the heroin and prescription painkiller abuse epidemic rages on in New Jersey, hundreds of women addicted to drugs give birth every year to children with a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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Suicide rates among middle-aged linked to Great Recession

Middle-aged people are especially vulnerable to suicide in times of economic and financial distress, according to a new Rutgers study.

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FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug for cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.

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Food container chemical shows risk to autistic children in NJ study

A new study out of two New Jersey medical institutions is the first to report an association between BPA and autism.

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Is coconut water the new sports drink?

As more and more people move toward healthier lifestyles, there is a growing number who are turning to coconut water not only as an alternative to high sugar juices but as a post-workout drink. But, are the health benefits of coconut water really what they are believed to be?  

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Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.

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