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Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

Oct. 17, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain. The Sandy, Utah mother of two young girls has diabetes and has had to change health insurance plans three years in a row. Twice, new insurers wouldn't cover...

Hillary Clinton seemingly unharmed in car crash

Oct. 17, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Clinton was seemingly unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. The former secretary of state and first lady was headed to a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. The vehicle...

Palmieri scores 7th goal, Kinkaid has 24 saves, Devils win

Oct. 16, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have found a perfect combination for the start of the season. Kyle Palmieri scores early and goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes the lead stand up. Palmieri scored his seventh goal in four games, Kinkaid stopped 24 shots for his second shutout and the Devils continued...

Lawmakers set up panel to probe handling of assault charge

Oct. 16, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers said Tuesday they're establishing a bipartisan committee to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation within state government. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said the six-person committee would examine hiring...

Giants sign WR Fowler, add Eligwe, Haley from practice squad

Oct. 16, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Denver Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler and placed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and wide receiver Cody Latimer on injured reserve. The moves were among a number made by the Giants (1-5) on Tuesday as they returned to practice after a long...

Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat

Oct. 16, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations. The world's biggest maker of health care products on Tuesday also slightly raised its profit forecast for the year. The New Brunswick, N.J., maker...

Jets' busy Beachum uses many life passions to help others

Oct. 16, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum might be the NFL's most fascinating man. He's certainly one of the busiest. Beachum is a philanthropist, humanitarian, small-business investor and a big-time tech geek. Oh, and he's also responsible for protecting the blind side of the New York Jets' 21-year-old...

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

Oct. 15, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and...

The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

Oct. 15, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal...

Murphy defends assault claim handling, but orders review

Oct. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday defended his administration's handling of a state worker's sexual assault allegation against a man who went on to work for him. Murphy vowed to launch an investigation after Katie Brennan's allegations surfaced Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, he...