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How concerned are you about opioid crisis? A look along racial, political lines

A new poll finds most of us are, but many think declaring an opioid national emergency is not necessary.

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NJ doctors say: Don’t blame us for opioid addiction crisis!

The head of the NJ Academy of Family Physicians says addicted patients, not doctors, are to blame for the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic

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Trump takes Christie’s advice and declares addiction crisis ‘national emergency’

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the national opioid crisis and "national emergency" after a drug commission led by Gov. Chris Christie called on his administration to do so.

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How NJ is tackling deadly gender gap in heroin and opioid crisis

Two New Jersey groups get grants to investigate the problem and help create solutions.

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Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Legislature to block Christie’s addiction services reorganization

The Senate will schedule a vote to prevent Gov. Chris Christie from shifting oversight of addiction and mental-health services to the Department of Health.

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‘F*** you, opioids’ — Funeral director’s very Jersey response to deadly addiction

An East Brunswick funeral director, frustrated with the recent increase in opioid deaths he has to handle, expressed his feelings because he believes funeral houmes are on the front lines in the battle against addiction.

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A look at the opioid abuse epidemic from inside NJ emergency rooms

As the opioid abuse epidemic continues to spiral out of control, visits to hospital emergency rooms shoot dramatically higher.

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Advocates worry NJ law on pain pills will hurt cancer patients

Nine key areas were measured. New Jersey reached the benchmark on less than half.

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NJ’s opioid epidemic — Prescription monitoring helping to stop ‘doctor shopping’

From Jan. 1 through the end of June this year, according to the state Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey prescribers searched the state's central database nearly 1.5 million times.

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Christie’s drug commission tells Trump — declare a state of emergency

Every few weeks, America loses as many people to drugs as it did to Sept. 11.

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