Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday signed into law Thursday legislation that imposes hefty penalties and the possible shutdown of retailers that sell synthetic drugs – chemically laced substances similar to marijuana and cocaine often sold clandestinely at convenience stores and gas stations.
Stores or people caught selling the substances will face a $1,000 fine per package of the drugs found.Read more
Maryland health officials announced Thursday the state's first confirmed case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus alarming public health officials with its rapid spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and suspected links to birth defects.
The unidentified Maryland resident recently returned from a Central American country and has recovered.Read more
State officials have told insurers who sell health plans to small businesses, individuals and students that they can't exclude coverage of care related to gender transition.
Gay-rights advocates applauded the directive, which was outlined in bulletins published by the Maryland Insurance Administration in December.Read more
More than 162,000 Marylanders signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a 33 percent jump from last year that surpassed a state goal of 150,000 new people on the health insurance rolls.
Officials with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, which oversees the state's enrollment efforts, released Tuesday the final numbers for this year's three-month enrollment period, which ended Feb. 5.Read more
With alternatives available and in use, legislations prohibits medical schools from using animalsRead more
Students who play sports are more likely to be prescribed an opioid painkiller than those who don't play sports because of the chance of injury during a game or practice. That can lead to abuse of the addictive medication. Parents should monitor the prescriptions and even request doctors use other methods of pain relief if there is concern about addiction, said Dr.Read more