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The Baltimore Sun editorial, "Plan B restrictions — better, but not best," (May 2) attempted to draw comparisons between two very different over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and ultimately provided an inaccurate and misleading characterization of a...
Nearly 1,800 pounds of unused and expired medication was turned in Harford County by more than 500 people during the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 27. The 1,782 pounds of medicine turned in was properly disposed of and...
In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...
When Sheri Lewis joined APL in 2001 as a public health analyst, an electronic disease surveillance system was just being developed at the lab. The impetus, she recalls, was Sept. 11 and the letters containing anthrax bacteria spores that were mailed the...
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
I am in total agreement with writer Julius Colon's letter about the problem of nonconforming liquor stores in Baltimore ("Park Heights wants fewer liquor stores," June 26). His warning about the proliferation of liquor stores in his community and the...
Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday. A survey by the National Retail Federation shows that almost no retailer is...
More than a quarter of a ton of unused medication was collected Saturday, April 28 by Howard County police as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take-Back Initiative. This year's turnout, which brought in 506 pounds of unwanted or...
Sunday, April 22 'Next to Normal' Red Branch Theatre Company presents this rock musical about a family trying to take care of itself the best way it knows how at 3 p.m. today at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Tickets are...
RedEyeWhat would you do with $3,469 worth of Rogaine, Crest white strips, and over-the-counter medicine? A Buffalo Grove man was caught selling the items, which were stolen property, and others to bodega owners and eBay users, state prosecutors said Thursday....
Tags: Justice System, Prosecution, Theft, eBay Inc., Rogaine (drug)
An aspirin a day may not always keep heart disease away, say two University of Florida cardiologists. But a new algorithm they have developed outlines factors physicians should weigh as they assess whether a patient would benefit from a daily dose of...
The Providence JournalMore baby boomers are pushing back their retirements and working longer, even as the recovery of the stock market replenishes portfolios that were depleted during the recession. The reason: health care expenses. The cost of medical care for a 65-year-...
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