State News

Study: Medical Innovation Key to New Jersey’s Economic Future

NEW BRUNSWICK– The U.S. is quickly losing ground as a leader in medical innovation and must embrace a public policy agenda to create jobs, cure chronic disease and ensure state and national competitiveness well into the future, a group of public and private sector leaders told a gathering of innovators and health officials at the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey in Piscataway and at Cooper University Hospital in Camden Thursday.

CEO Indicted For $880 Million Alleged Ponzi Scheme Based On Phony Grocery Business

NEWARK—A federal grand jury indicted Nevin Shapiro, former owner and chief executive officer of Capitol Investments USA Inc. (Capitol), Wednesday for allegedly overseeing a $880 million Ponzi scheme linked to his purported wholesale grocery distribution business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Massive AIDS Program Cuts Leave Some ‘Helpless And Hopeless’

FROM CLIFFVIEW PILOT: The letters began hitting mailboxes late last week. For 967 recipients in New Jersey, the contents hurt: Facing its smallest budget in five years, the state changed eligibility requirements for those covered by its AIDS Drug Distribution Program, which pays for thousands of dollars in medications for low-to-middle-income, underinsured people who are HIV-positive.