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Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. is under investigation by the state's health inspector general for employing a psychiatrist who had been convicted several years earlier of Medicaid fraud. The doctor, Roman Ostrovsky, 53, is one of eight physicians...
Reality CheckThis week on So You Think You Can Dance, the couples take on two dances per week for the first time. Well, two competition dances, since they always have to learn a group dance and they prep a solo, too.The......
Dining@LargeMy colleague Rob Kasper is like the drug pusher on the school playground.One afternoon we were standing around talking about Important Work Matters, and he offered me some of his Smartfood White Cheddar-Flavored Popcorn, which he had gotten from the......
Dining@LargeIt's a nice enough day to talk about outdoor dining, even if the "living mojito bar" at Corks hasn't quite come to life.Corks is building a deck out back that will seat about 35. When it opens in the middle......
The Baltimore SunSOME MORNINGS, PERHAPS EVEN ON A morning like this one, James Berry III will lie on his mother's couch at 4 a.m., unable to sleep. The only light in the living room will be the flicker of the television. The thoughts inside his head will collide and carom...
Sun reporterWhile just a teenager in the 1970s, she danced on The Block, where she snorted cocaine and heroin and sold sex in back rooms. Later, with her addictions firmly rooted, she set out on her own, offering her body on the streets of West Baltimore as a...
Sun reporterAngela Jackson strides down Pennsylvania Avenue with pamphlets under her arm, unfazed by the line of dealers hawking drugs beneath blinking police cameras. "James Brown, James Brown!" cries one young man, applying the late soul star's name to his heroin...
Sun foreign reporterDr. Jean-Pierre Aubert considers himself not only a general practitioner but a dealer of sorts. From his second-floor office up a winding staircase in an apartment building near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, the doctor prescribes a drug called...
Sun reporterWomen who sell sex for drugs will receive new attention from public health authorities interested in finding ways to curb the spread of HIV. State and city health officials say they will join forces to explore the links between prostitution, drug...
Sun reporterMore than 25 years after being pressed into a life of addiction and prostitution, Ann Battle thinks she may have found a better path. Battle, 38, says she was only 11 when an adult she doesn't want to identify rented her out to support his own drug...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Drug Use, AIDS, Rape, HIV
Sun StaffPeggy Dowdy wasn't sure whether to trust the place. Maryland General Hospital workers had sent out hundreds of HIV and hepatitis test results that they knew might be wrong. As she met in April with her new doctor in a hospital office building, last year's...
Buprenorphine (pronounced byoo-preh-NOR-feen) is a narcotic approved for treating drug addiction. It helps opiate addicts avoid withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Nicknamed "bupe," the drug is mostly sold in the United States as Suboxone, a...
Tags: Drug Trafficking, Drugs and Medicines, Death
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