NORMAN, OK—A judge suggested that Johnson & Johnson was the kingpin of Oklahoma’s opioid crisis on August 26, ordering the New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant to pay $572 million to fix the ravage the epidemic has caused the state’s residents. The verdict could be a warning to other drug companies facingContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) found a tenant for the space that previously housed Brother Jimmy’s Barbecue at 5 Easton Avenue. After months of delays, Redd’s Biergarten is tentatively set for a “soft opening” in mid-August, according to the NBPA Executive Director’s report to his Board ofContinue Reading

JOHNSON & JOHNSON BATTLES LAWSUITS OVER TALC-BASED BABY POWDER AND PROMOTING ADDICTIVE OPIOID DRUGS NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is now the subject of a U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) probe into whether it lied to consumers regarding potential cancer risks of its namesake talc-based baby powder, according to reports. Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–About 50 protesters uniformly filled Albany Street on April 25 for the annual Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shareholders meeting to convey a message: The price of bedaquiline, a lifesaving tuberculosis (TB) drug sold by J&J, should be no more than a dollar a day.

They chanted in succession, “Pills cost pennies. Greed costs lives,” while most held one or more pill bottles as props.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Nearly a year after changing its name to Superfresh, the 49,000 square foot market inside the city's “Wellness Plaza” on Kirkpatrick Street has shrunk in size.

The store is privately owned and operated, but rents the entire space from New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA). Over the past fourteen months, the owners have fallen behind in rent by more than $500,000, owed to NBPA.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Fireworks-related injuries sent nearly 13,000 people to emergency rooms across the country last year, according to the federal government.

“Celebrate safely when using fireworks,” cautioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as Independence Day approached, citing holiday barbeques, cookouts and pool parties.

The CPSC said eight fireworks-related deaths were reported in 2017, with the victims ranging in age from four to 57.