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Opioid Epidemic

Sharon M. Joyce Director

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Real-Time Opioid-Related Data
Date Range: 
January 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

2,093

Suspected Overdose Deaths

10,172

Naloxone Administrations

2,404,108

Opioid Precriptions

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AG Grewal Announces Actions Against 5 Doctors for Indiscriminately Prescribing Powerful Opioids in Exchange for Kickbacks from the Opioid Manufacturer Insys Therapeutics

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, DirectorDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorDivision of Law- Michelle Miller, Director For Further...

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Board of Medical Examiners Permanently Revokes License of Physician Who Traveled Weekly from Rhode Island to Prescribe Large Quantities of Opioid Pain Medications to New Jersey Patients Without a Medical Basis

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, DirectorDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorDivision of Law- Michelle Miller, DirectorFor Further Information:...

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Twelve Arrested in Takedown of Gang-Related Drug Ring that Sold Large Amounts of Heroin and Cocaine out of Drug Mills in Paterson Division of Criminal Justice and Paterson Police Department led “Operation 42-50” targeting a local set of the Crips street gang that was trafficking drugs in a violent neighborhood

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General Division on Criminal Justice- Veronica Allende, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Peter Aseltine609-292-4791Citizen...

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Athletes vs. Opioids

NJ Cares and NJSIAA’s collaborative video educating student athletes and their parents about the risks associated with sports injuries and opioid use

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