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Press Release

For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2016

Office of The Attorney General
Robert Lougy, Acting Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Steve C. Lee, Acting Director

Division of Law
Michelle L. Miller, Acting Director
  For Further Information and Media Inquiries:
Brian Murray (609) 777-2600

Governor Christie's Commitment To Preventing Addiction Before It Starts New Jersey And New York Join Forces To Enhance Prescription Monitoring Programs            



In an effort to enhance Prescription Monitoring Programs, New York and New Jersey have joined forces in the national fight against heroin and opioid addiction. New York is the seventh state to partner with New Jersey's Prescription Monitoring Program, which allows participating states to share records on the sale of prescriptions for Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS).

This partnership is a significant step forward in combatting a national heroin and opioid crisis fueled, in part, by patients who become addicted to prescription pain pills. New Jersey's Prescription Monitoring Program is also successfully integrated with South Carolina, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Virginia, Connecticut and Delaware.

Governor Christie continues to work tirelessly to combat heroin and opioid addiction by initiating and growing innovative, life-saving programs, such as New Jersey's PMP.

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