New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey health commissioner
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David Madden
June 25, 2019 - 5:10 pm
EWING, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey needs a new health commissioner, and Gov. Phil Murphy intends to pull off a job swap of sorts. Shereef Elnahal, the current health commissioner, is leaving to take on the role of CEO at University Hospital, a state-owned facility in Newark, next month. The...
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Narcan
New Jersey Department of Human Services
David Madden
June 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials are taking a new approach in dealing with the opioid epidemic. About 20,000 free packages of Narcan will be given out next week to anyone who wants it — no questions asked, and no prescription needed. The packages will be available on June...
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3,000 people may have been exposed to bloodborne infections at NJ surgery facility
CDC/Dr. Erskine Palmer
December 27, 2018 - 2:41 pm
By Julia Jones (CNN) — A surgery center is warning more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens if they had a procedure at its ambulatory in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, between January and September 2018. An investigation from the New Jersey Department of Health...
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New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal
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November 01, 2018 - 8:34 am
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- A 10th child has died following an outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility, state health officials said. At least 27 children have been linked to the outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, the New Jersey...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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Ian Bush
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's plenty of interest in South Jersey among would-be medical marijuana dispensaries. Fifty-one organizations applied to operate medical cannabis shops in the southern part of the state alone — more than either North or Central Jersey. The New Jersey Department...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
June 22, 2018 - 9:00 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is reversing a decision made in the waning days of the Christie Administration that transferred control on mental health and addiction programs from one department to another. Officials say it's being done for the sake of efficiency...
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