| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows.
Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison.
David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern.
Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The man who allegedly caused last year's hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital is scheduled to plead guilty to multiple federal charges on Wednesday and will serve between 30 to 40 years in prison.
According to a plea agreement filed on Monday at U.S....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A former hospital technician in Maryland, New Hampshire and other states who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospitals to use after injecting himself with stolen painkillers.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Supervisors at a Maryland hospital weren't surprised when drugs were missing from a treatment room where contract radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was assigned.
A manager had spotted him going through needle-disposal containers and he was among...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a proposed law that would require state licensing of medical staffing companies after a radiographer was accused of exposing hundreds of Marylanders to hepatitis C.
In a telephone call after the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In July, authorities discovered that a radiology technician who had worked in Maryland and several other states had been injecting himself with narcotics-filled syringes, refilling them with saline and leaving them behind for use on patients. More than 1,...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Those who work in public safety consider themselves part of a brotherhood. But for the purposes of organ donation, a brother in blue may not be quite family enough, as Officer Gene Cassidy is finding out.
Cassidy was shot in the head 27 years ago in West...