| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:35 PM
As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job.
Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:10 PM
These days, the seconds no more tick away than the hours slip through the narrow part of an hourglass, but as the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, there's ever more reason to spend more time outside and that time is marked by different...
| May 11, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On a windy, sunny morning at Rockburn Elementary School, third-graders burst out of the building and down the hill behind the school, rushing to the recreation field and toward a familiar face: that of their classmate, Ava Conklin.
Ava sat waiting for...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:00 AM
After reading the article in The Sun, "Report finds lax pharmacy oversight," (Oct. 30) I was prompted to write in. While Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, argues for reducing the role of the federal government, particularly with respect...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Naomi Morgan reached her limit when her doctor recommended a third surgery for chronic back pain.
Tired of being cut open only to have the pain return, Morgan, a 65-year-old nursing assistant, began looking for a less invasive and hopefully more...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Maryland health officials said Monday that two more patients have developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection for back pain in an outbreak that has hit nearly two dozen states.
Both patients are alive, but no additional...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Chiropractor Alan K. Sokoloff, who was mentioned in a recent story about meningitis, stated that "lots of times, primary care doctors ... go the extreme route" ("Outbreak spotlights back pain treatment," Nov. 5). Lots? How many?
I offer the kind of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Maryland health officials said Monday that two more people in the state have developed meningitis after receiving a steroid injection for back pain, as an outbreak that has afflicted 105 people nationwide continues to grow.
Five people in Maryland have...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The state board that regulates Maryland pharmacies like the Massachusetts firm under investigation in a national fungal meningitis outbreak said it can adequately oversee so-called compounding pharmacies, despite cries from critics that the federal...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Technicians at the Cape Apothecary compounding pharmacy in Annapolis spend their days mixing drugs that are no longer sold commercially or creating specialized batches of medicine for patients such as children who can't handle the normal dose.