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The State Health Benefits Commission meets on Aug. 3, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
The State Health Benefits Commission meets on Aug. 3, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Health premiums for NJ public workers will be cheaper in 2018

Some good news for public workers, retirees and the taxpayers who help cover their health-care costs: Rates will be going down in 2018.

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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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This Saturday, get rid of the danger in your medicine cabinet

Children, friends who come over to visit, babysitters and people who show up for a real estate open house can get into the medicine cabinet.

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Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles
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If you have leftover prescription drugs, do you know how to get rid of them?

A new study which surveyed 1,000 people who were prescribed opioids in the past year revealed two-thirds planned to keep the pills they had left over, as half of those polled were given no information on how or where to discard the medications.

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Recognizing the signs you are addicted to prescription drugs

New Jersey 101.5 will present a special opiate town hall, live, this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

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NJ’s heroin, opioid problem targeted with HOPE Initiative

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping the state's heroin and opioid addiction epidemic will settle down if the right tools are at work.

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Medicine
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Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from thousands of documents released by federal lawmakers.

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Are heroin busts stemming New Jersey’s epidemic?

You can't go a week in New Jersey without hearing about at least one major heroin bust.

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Medicine
Brian Chase
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Obama administration sets stage for a debate on drug costs

The Obama administration set the stage Friday for a national debate on the rising cost of prescription drugs, a pressing issue for voters but one that's unlikely to see quick solutions under a lame-duck president facing an opposition Congress.

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Should pharmacies take back unused medications? (Poll)

Did you ever see the public service commercial where a grown man or woman goes to the medicine cabinet to take their prescription pills only to see in the mirror a teenager taking them instead...

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Medicine
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Multiple factors cause high prescription drug prices in US

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.

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