Health News

AG Grewal Opposes Lame Duck Environmental Rollbacks in the Trump Administration’s Final Days

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the Trump Administration’s last-minute push to finalize dozens of rules and other actions that will harm the environment will not go unchecked.   In the waning days of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Grewal and other Attorneys General around the country have filed comments and lawsuits opposing more than a dozen “midnight rules.” More lawsuits are expected soon.   “EPA and other agencies of the Trump Administration have been engaged in a non-stop, reckless campaign to deregulate, with little or no regard for science, the law, or the health and safety of Americans – particularly those in our environmental justice communities,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said. “This Administration has put our environment and the wellbeing of New Jersey residents at risk in pursuit of an agenda that seems founded on a commitment to invite more pollution and demand less accountability. We don’t expect them to quit until they have to, and we will be there until the last hour pushing back.”   Attorney General Grewal has led and joined dozens of actions to oppose Trump Administration environmental rollbacks since taking office in 2018, but the pace of the rollbacks has accelerated in the Administration’s final days. 

NJ Sharing Network Foundation Announces New Board Officers to Advance Life-Saving Mission

The NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of its 2021-2022 Board Officers to lead its strategic efforts to increase the number of lives saved through innovative research, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Effective January 1, 2021, the new officers include:

Newark Police Officer Dies of COVID-19

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose regretfully announce the passing of Newark Police Officer Hector Moya, 55, who succumbed today to Coronavirus complications, according to his family.

Newark to Launch Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in Every Ward

Newark City officials announced today that in addition to the City’s current two Newark Department of Health vaccination sites located at 110 William Street and 394 University Avenue, there will be new rotating vaccination locations throughout the city beginning in February.

NJ Board of Medical Examiners Proposes Rules to Enhance Access to Reproductive Care, Repeal Outdated Restrictions

The State Board of Medical Examiners has published a rule proposal that, if adopted, will expand access to reproductive health care and repeal outdated regulations that place medically unwarranted restrictions on abortion in New Jersey.   Today’s publication in the New Jersey Register follows the Board’s unanimous vote in September 2020 to propose several changes to its regulations to remove barriers to care that do not offer corresponding health benefits. 

Company Recalls Polish Sausage Sold in Tri-State Area

In a statement, officials said Courage Production, LLC., is recalling approximately 1,645 pounds of Ready-To-Eat, fully cooked Polish sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk (mozzarella cheese), a known allergen that is not declared on the product label. 

FDA Approves Generic Drug to Treat Extreme Low Blood Sugar

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic of glucagon for injection USP, 1 mg/vial packaged in an emergency kit, for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), which may occur in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Newark Police Director Receives Covid-19 Vaccine

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose received the COVID-19 vaccine today and encourages all first responders to also take the vaccination as part of the fight against this public health threat.