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Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon talks with EMS officials near the Statehouse. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon talks with EMS officials near the Statehouse. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Next tool in NJ’s opioid overdose fight could be tracking EMS data

NJ may start requiring EMS providers to report each encounter with a patient, so officials can track, analyze and improve response to medical emergencies.

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Worried about taking pain pills? NJ docs suggest alternatives

There are alternative drug-free treatments that may help

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An addict’s best friend? Some owners taking their dogs’ pain pills

The New Jersey opioid epidemic has taken a twisted new turn.

Some addicts looking to get high are turning to their pets to get prescription pain medication...

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Alleged Trenton heroin dealer arrested in Manchester

A suspected heroin pusher from Trenton is caught with the goods in Manchester, according to township police.

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New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur leading charge to restore funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks room in President Donald Trump's tentative budget which Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (3rd-District) who also co-chairs the Bipartisan Heroin Abuse Task Force in Washington D.C. is leading a charge to restore it, with a special focus given to Ocean County.

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Nabbing the drug dealers responsible for NJ’s overdose deaths

Under a state law adopted 30 years ago, drug dealers and everyone in the drug "chain" are held criminally responsible for deaths resulting from the controlled dangerous substances they've made or distributed.

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Hooper Avenue Target (Google Maps)
Hooper Avenue Target (Google Maps)
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Shoplift suspects target Target in Stafford and Ocean Townships

Whatever it is that gives people the impression that Target stores are easy marks for shoplifting, police in Ocean and Monmouth Counties intend to dispel the notion. And that goes for other big shopping-center anchor stores as well.

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Two Monmouth County men arrested for dealing drugs are convicted

Two Monmouth County men arrested for dealing drugs at the Days Inn on Route 33 in Neptune Township in June of 2014 are convicted on a number of third-degree charges Tuesday.

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Attorney General Christopher Porrino moderates a panel discussion on prescribing opiates. (Peter Ciamboli, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs)
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NJ doctors challenge new limits on prescription pain pills

Considered the toughest in the nation in the fight against opioid and heroin addiction, updated New Jersey law mandates that initial painkiller prescriptions be limited to a five-day supply for patients with acute pain.

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Two upcoming educational panels on New Jersey’s heroin and opioid epidemic at the shore

Education remains a vital tool in combating the opioid and heroin epidemic wreaking havoc in New Jersey and across the nation. On Thursday May 4 at the Ocean County Library in Toms River and May 9 at Ocean County College you'll have another chance to learn more about current prevention and treatment efforts ongoing.

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