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Over-the-Counter Medicines

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  • Hampstead woman charged in death of her 4-year-old daughter

    Hampstead woman charged in death of her 4-year-old daughter
    A Hampstead woman has been indicted on multiple charges, including second-degree murder, in the  drug-related death of her 4-year-old daughter in March, according to the Maryland State Police. Paula Jane Shipley, 46, of the 1700 block of Mar Sue Drive...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Tips for calm during the storm

    Ask the Pet Expert | Tips for calm during the storm
    My dog is deathly afraid of thunder, and nothing we do seems to help. How can we keep him calm during storms? Many dogs, including my dog Charlie, suffer from fear of thunder and lightning.  Figuring out what will help your dog takes patience and some...
  • The Sun's false comparison on Plan B

    The Sun's false comparison on Plan B
    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...
  • Plan B restrictions — better, but not best

    Plan B restrictions — better, but not best
    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...
  • 1,782 pounds of old, unused medicines turned in for disposal in Harford

    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...
  • Police collect 506 pounds of unused medication

    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...
  • Baltimore among areas hardest hit by organized retail crime

    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...
  • Liquor stores are the tinder for today's 'quiet riots'

    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...
  • Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance

    Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance
    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...
  • Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says

    Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says
    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...
  • Datebook

    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...
  • Association funds were spent on tequila, other dubious items

    Question: I am a board director at my homeowners association. Receipts produced by our management company personnel requesting reimbursement for "office supplies" showed purchase of a $21 bottle of Tequila. At the board meeting I showed that office supply...