Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Drug Treatment

Gov. Christie, Lawmakers Move on Aggressive Bill to Tackle NJ Addiction Crisis

Drug Abuse help 2Trenton, NJ, January 25, 2017 — Susan K. Livio reports in The Star-Ledger that far-reaching legislation Gov. Chris Christie outlined in his State of the State address that would prevent opioid addiction and reduce economic barriers to inpatient drug treatment is expected to get a hearing as early as next week, one of the prime sponsors of the bill confirmed Monday.

Gov. Christie, in his Jan. 11 speech, said he wanted the Democrat-controlled legislature to pass the insurance bill within 30 days, while ordering Attorney General Christopher Porrino to quickly adopt rules limits opioid prescriptions.

Though still in the draft stage, the aggressive bill requires insurance companies to admit addicts without delay into an inpatient treatment program regardless of their ability to pay, for a maximum of six months, according to Senate Health Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), one of bill’s prime sponsors. Continue reading

Governor Christie Launches ‘Help Is Within Reach’ Campaign; Unveils ReachNJ.gov and Helpline for Treatment, Services

Helpline christiesTrenton, NJ, January 20, 2017 — Further strengthening his commitment to helping those with substance abuse disease, as stated in his 2017 State of the State Address, Governor Chris Christie today launched a campaign to promote access to treatment and services for those impacted by addiction.

The new website, ReachNJ.gov, and helpline, 1-844-REACH-NJ, are designed to help those in need identify, prevent, treat and recover from substance abuse.

In this ad and throughout the campaign, Governor Christie will continue to emphasize that New Jersey is making it easier for residents to find resources available to them by going to the website or calling the help line. Continue reading