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Board Actions on Proposed Legislation

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Positions taken on the following bills by the NJPA Board of Trustees are conveyed to the Association lobby firm. The firm will track and monitor these bills on behalf of the Association and actively advise lawmakers of the NJPA position...

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The Legalization of Marijuana

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Marijuana legalization has been promoted as a public health measure to decrease drug-related crime, as a solution to the harms caused by marijuana criminalization, including incarceration, and as a significant source of tax revenue. These claims have not been validated...

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The Opioid Epidemic

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In New Jersey, along with our nation as a whole, we are facing a true epidemic of opioid overuse and addiction, which may lead to death by overdose, either deliberate or accidental. Overdose deaths involving prescription or illicit opioids have...

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The Pharmacy Benefit Management Policies

Posted by: NJPA

Healthcare insurance companies, through Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) policies, typically employ drug formularies which designate which drugs they will pay for, under what circumstances and in what quantities, with or without co-pays. Physicians, particularly those experienced in the medical specialty...

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Telemedicine in Psychiatry

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The New Jersey Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine in psychiatry, which can safely provide access to care when properly used and certain standards are observed. The use of telemedicine in psychiatry shall meet all applicable federal and state...

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Tobacco Use Disorder

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Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among people with mental illnesses, including substance disorders (SUD). Reasons for this include the inherent toxicity of chemicals in smoke, coupled with the fact that two to four...

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Press Release: N.J. Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Care Initiative

NJPA Becomes an Approved Subcontractor of the N.J. Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Care Initiative Program designed...

Telemedicine in Psychiatry

The New Jersey Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine in psychiatry, which can safely...

Marijuana Legalization: Protecting Adolescents and Young Adults

In light of the legalization of recreational marijuana for NJ citizens age 21 and above,...

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