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  • FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods

    FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods
    After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....

    Pikesville man who received tainted steroid joins push for drug oversight reform

    Pikesville man who received tainted steroid joins push for drug oversight reform
    — Pikesville resident Gerald Cohen was an active 71-year-old retiree, filling his free time with gardening, volunteering and enjoying the company of his grandchildren despite persistent back pain — until he sought relief for it. Treated...

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight
    The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small...

    FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...