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Bills to Promote Safe Drug and Needle Disposal Practices Clear Assembly Panel, Require Hospitals to Include Opioid Addiction Information with Discharge Papers

As part of New Jersey's ongoing, integrated approach to preventing and fighting drug addiction, with a specific emphasis on opioids, two bills were recently cleared by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

"The overall premise of this bill is keeping discarded drugs out of the wrong hands," said Assemblyman Armato (D-Atlantic). "Be it the hands of children or those struggling to avoid temptation, this bill will inform patients on ways to help prevent this from happening."

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Vainieri Huttle, Jones, Mukherji, Wimberly & Chiaravalloti Bill to Help Residents at Risk of Homelessness Clears Assembly Committee

As a means of preventing homelessness in the state, a bill to provide temporary rental assistance to individuals facing eviction due to temporary conditions, such as loss of employment, temporary unemployment, and underemployment, recently cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Patricia Egan Jones, Raj Mukherji, Benjie Wimberly and Nicholas Chiaravalloti.

"Many people are one emergency away from hitting financial rock bottom," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "By providing funding for eligible individuals to stay in their homes, the state can prevent unnecessary homelessness, maintain the family unit, and be fiscally responsible."

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Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji on New Measure Requiring Insurers to Provide Alternative List When Denying Prescription Drugs

On a newly introduced legislation (A-4915) that would require health insurance carriers to provide, when denying coverage for a prescription drug, a written list of all covered alternative drugs that are interchangeable with and therapeutically equivalent to the denied medication, the bill's sponsors, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., MD (D-Burlington), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) issued the following statement Wednesday:

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