N.J. governor signs legislation allowing pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives without requiring a prescription
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N.J. governor signs legislation allowing pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives without requiring a prescription

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Friday signed legislation that allows pharmacists in the state to dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives to patients without requiring a prescription.  Patients are typically unable to access self-administered hormonal contraceptives, including contraceptive pills, patches, and rings, in New Jersey without first obtaining a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. The bill…

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Jan. 1 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations continue to rise in New Jersey as transmission rate increases

COVID-19 data is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and updated every weekday. Only hospitalizations are reported on weekends. The COVID case numbers listed are lower than actual cases due to the prevalence of at-home rapid testing now. As of Dec. 30, 2022, 2,742 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state via…

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