The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.
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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Gusciora, Eustace, Tucker, Mazzeo & Stender 3-Bill Package to Make NJ's Medical Marijuana Program Work Better Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Tim Eustace The General Assembly Thursday approved a three-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Cleopatra Tucker, Vince Mazzeo and Linda Stender to make New Jersey's medical marijuana program work better for patients with severe illnesses who rely on the program for medical relief.

Gusciora, Eustace & Tucker issued a multimedia package on their bill package, following its passage.

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Lagana, Caride, McKeon, Mazzeo & Mukherji Bill to Combat Rising Tide of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Throughout N.J. Approved by Assembly

Asm. Joe Lagana Legislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Marlene Caride, John McKeon, Vince Mazzeo and Raj Mukherji sponsored to combat the rising tide of heroin and prescription drug abuse throughout New Jersey was approved 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"This problem is wide-ranging and our laws are not stringent enough to combat it," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic). "We need to do more to ensure we're equipped to deal with this epidemic, before too many lives are lost. This is both the moral and responsible thing to do..."

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Lagana Statement on Assembly Approving His Bill to Combat Prescription Drug & Heroin Abuse

Asm. Joe Lagana Assemblyman Joe Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) made the following statement Thursday as the Assembly voted 74-0 to approve his bill (A-3602) to revise the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program to curb prescription drug and heroin abuse:

""It does not matter whether you are from a rural area, suburb or urban area, the terrible effects of addiction, specifically prescription pill and heroin abuse, have impacted all of us. It has no face and it is without borders. We must act collectively to help in this fight to save lives..."

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THURSDAY - Testing Opt-Out, Pollution Settlements, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Atlantic City UEZ, Improving Medical Marijuana Program & Displaced Casino Worker Job Training Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Lottery Couriers Budget Transparency, Economic Incentive Study, Stolen Valor Act, Student Steroid Abuse, Elderly Care, School Breakfast & Motor Vehicle Data Privacy Bills Also on Tap

Legislation to allow parents to opt their children out of standardized testing, require more money from pollution settlements be used for clean-up and extend the public comment period for pollution settlements, improve prescription drug monitoring to curb abuse, bring an Urban Enterprise Zone and property tax relief to Atlantic City, improving the medical marijuana program and provide training to displaced casino workers highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session...

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Lagana, Caride, McKeon, Mazzeo & Mukherji Bill to Combat Rising Tide of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Throughout N.J. Released by Assembly Panel

Asm. Joe Lagana Updated legislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Marlene Caride, John McKeon, Vince Mazzeo and Raj Mukherji sponsored to combat the rising tide of heroin and prescription drug abuse throughout New Jersey was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

"This problem is wide-ranging and our laws are not stringent enough to combat it," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic). "We need to do more to ensure we're equipped to deal with this epidemic, before too many lives are lost. This is both the moral and responsible thing to do..."

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