Harm Reduction Advocates, Murphy Administration, & Mayor Baraka Launch National Memorial as Overdose Deaths Climb to an All-Time High

Today on International Overdose Awareness Day, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Department of Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman, and Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli joined Vital Strategies and advocates from Newark Community Street Team and the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition to unveil the first installation of a traveling national Overdose Memorial. Located at Newark … Read more

Co-Prescribed Naloxone

Frequently Asked Questions About Co-Prescribed Naloxone Why am I being prescribed naloxone with my pain medication? In May 2020, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General issued an administrative order requiring anyone who prescribes you an opioid medication for pain management equal to or greater than 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) to also prescribe … Read more

NJHRC: Gov. Murphy’s Opioid Announcement Shows Urgency of Harm Reduction Expansion

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced 3,040 overdose deaths in 2020 and, strikingly, 540 deaths in January-February of 2021, along with his opioid policy proposals for 2021. The proposed policies make critical commitments to increasing the state budget for harm reduction programs by $1 million, expanding naloxone (brand name Narcan) access, and bolstering availability of medication … Read more