Health Commissioner

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Budget To Award Hospitals $675 Million For Charity Care

The state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.

03/02/2013

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Parts Of Upper West Side To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

Parts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city’s health commissioner said it’s expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.

08/29/2012

Bath Salts

Schumer: Senate Closer To Banning Bath Salts

The bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.

07/29/2011

Bath Salts

New York State Health Commissioner Bans Sales Of Bath Salts

The substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.

05/24/2011

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Marc Larkins, right, look on as Health Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, 45, answers a question in Trenton, N.J., after Christie announced her nomination to head the department.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Official: NJ Health Commissioner To Resign

Poonam Alaigh’s department has been caught up in disputed policy decisions such as trying to implement a medical marijuana law and cutting funding for women’s health clinics.

03/25/2011

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Cuomo Names Doctor As Next NY Health Commissioner

Shah is an internist at Bellevue Hospital Center, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.

12/17/2010