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.

Recovery

Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Washington, DC, November 18, 2016 — A new Surgeon General’s report released on November 16 finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns.

Nearly 21 million Americans — more than the number of people who have all cancers combined — suffer from substance use disorders.

The new report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders. Continue reading

HHS Awards $94 Million to Health Centers to Treat Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic in America

Recovery Sign-postWashington, DC, March 12, 2016 ― Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell yesterday announced $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers, with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations.

“The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States today,” said Secretary Burwell.  “Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment and integrating these services in health centers bolsters nationwide efforts to curb opioid misuse and abuse, supports approximately 124,000 new patients accessing substance use treatment for recovery and helps save lives.”

The abuse of and addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain medication, is a serious and increasing public health problem.

Approximately 4.5 million people in the United States were non-medical prescription pain reliever users in 2013, and an estimated 289,000 were current heroin users. Continue reading