New Jersey leads U.S. in authorizing paramedics to administer opioid overdose antidote

Source: StatNews.com New Jersey’s 21 mobile intensive-care paramedic units are now authorized to administer the drug buprenorphine to patients almost immediately after reviving them from an opioid overdose. The order, from Dr. Shereef Elnahal, New Jersey’s health commissioner, authorizes them to carry Suboxone or a generic equivalent. As one of just three medications approved to […]

Featured Video: Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Overview · Dept. of Veterans Affairs · Postpartum PTSD · Alternative Treatments · NJ National Alliance on Mental Illness · NJ Specialists Source: NAMI.org When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s typically in the context of military service members and veterans — and for good reason. But actually, about eight […]

Mallory’s Law Anti-bullying bill unanimously passes NJ Senate

Source: DailyRecord.com The New Jersey state Senate has unanimously passed Mallory’s Law, named for Mallory Grossman, the Rockaway Township 12-year-old who died by suicide two years ago after she was allegedly bullied by classmates. The bill, which now heads to the Assembly Education Committee for approval, calls for county officials to oversee local school districts […]