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Aug

Bill to Permit Successful Drug Court Completion with Medication-Assisted Treatment Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway M.D., Raj Mukherji, Shavonda Sumter and Angelica Jimenez to permit successful completion of drug court programs notwithstanding use of medication-assisted treatment has been signed into law. The new law (A-3723) concerns the use of medication-assisted treatment by individuals involved in the state’s special

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23
Jul

Bill to Create COPD Task Force Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

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(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway Jr., M.D. and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to increase awareness of a life-threatening lung disease that affects millions of Americans was given final legislative approval, 34-0, on Thursday by the Senate. The bill (A-3248) would establish the Task Force on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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30
Jun

Conaway, Benson, Pinkin & Wimberly Bill Requiring Health Insurers to Cover New Abuse-Deterrent Pain Medications Clears Assembly

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  Legislation is Aimed at Reducing Opiate Addictions & Overdoses (TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Daniel Benson Nancy Pinkin and Benjie Wimberly requiring health insurers to cover prescription pain relief medications designed to decrease abuse and addiction was recently released by the General Assembly, 60-13-5.

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29
Jun

Bill to Protect N.J. Drinking Water from Likely Carcinogen Gets Final Legislative OK

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Bill Comes Amid Moorestown Water Concerns (TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Troy Singleton and L. Grace Spencer sponsored to protect New Jersey’s drinking water from toxic contaminant was approved 31-7 Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval. The bill (A-3954) seeks a maximum contaminant level

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26
Jun

Conaway Praises Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

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Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. (D-Burlington) praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Friday in favor of marriage equality across the nation: “Today’s Supreme Court’s ruling favor of marriage equality is on the right side of the law, and history. “The decision is a victory not just for those in the

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26
Jun

Bill to Permit Successful Drug Court Completion with Medication-Assisted Treatment Gets Final Legislative Approval

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(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway M.D., Raj Mukherji, Shavonda Sumter and Angelica Jimenez to permit successful completion of drug court programs notwithstanding use of medication-assisted treatment was approved 76-0 Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval. The bill (A-3723) concerns the use of medication-assisted

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25
Jun

Bill to Make Cost-Effective Biological Drug Alternatives More Widely Available Gets Final Legislative OK

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Daniel Benson, Shavonda Sumter, Angel Fuentes and Nancy Pinkin to make it easier for consumers to obtain more cost-effective, “generic” versions of biological medicines used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, psoriasis and various forms of cancer

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25
Jun

Conaway Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

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Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Chair Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. released the following statement on Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of King v. Burwell: “I’m very pleased that the Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

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17
Jun

Bill to Help Patients with Off-Label Prescription Drug Costs Advances

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(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway Jr., Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Shavonda Sumter that would require certain health insurance carriers to cover off-label uses of prescription drugs was recently approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill (A-1932) requires the State Health Benefits Program, the School Employees’

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15
Jun

Conaway, Singleton & Eustace Bill to Establish Procedure for Consolidation of Fire Districts Clears Assembly Panel

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(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Troy Singleton and Tim Eustace sponsored to facilitate the consolidation of local fire districts was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday. “Allowing fire districts to consolidate is a means of reducing costs for municipalities, which ultimately benefits taxpayers,” said Conaway (D-Burlington). “The

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