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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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AG Grewal Marks Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day, Announces State To More than Double Healthcare Entities with Enhanced Access to Prescription Database to Better Identify Patients at Risk of Addiction

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, DirectorDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa...

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AG Grewal Marks International Overdose Awareness Day With $1.2 Million in New Funding to Better Identify Patients at Risk of Addiction by Enhancing Access to Prescription Database – Federal Funding Obtained in Partnership with NJ Dept. of Human Services to Fight Addiction

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa...

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AG Grewal, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Actions to Expand Access to Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services During COVID-19 Pandemic – Measures Aimed at Expanding New Jersey`s Mental Health Workforce and Improving Access to Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa...

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AG Grewal Announces Action to Reduce Risk of Fatal Overdoses During COVID-19 Crisis – Administrative Order from Division of Consumer Affairs Requires NJ Practitioners to Co-Prescribe Naloxone to Certain At-Risk Opioid Patients During COVID-19 Emergency

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa...

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AG Grewal Announces Enhancements to NJ PMP that Automatically Analyze Patient CDS History and Identify, Flag Potential Addiction Risks New “NarxCare” Platform Includes Prescriber-to-Prescriber Messaging System and Other Technology to Better Coordinate Patient Care

For Immediate Release: January 16, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Consumer Affairs- Paul Rodríguez, Acting DirectorNJ CARES- Sharon M. Joyce, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa...

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