| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Here's the latest attack on health care reform in a nutshell: In recent weeks, health insurance companies are sending out hundreds of thousands of letters of policy cancellation. Isn't that a direct contradiction to President Barack Obama's repeated...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Marylanders who need insurance under health reform because they don't have it through their employer or a federal plan will be able to get it from a state exchange. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith discusses the kinds of plans that are...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Howard County police said they collected 862 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications Saturday as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative, according to a news release....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Young people often criticized as whiny, entitled and irresponsible, may now have the most clout in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's health system ever.
Enrollment in President Barack Obama's landmark health reform plan began this week and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The area around the Harford County Courthouse in Bel Air was swarming Saturday morning with people who had gathered in solidarity to raise awareness about Harford's growing drug abuse and addiction problems.
The county government, in conjunction with the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:35 PM
The steel boxes in front of 10 of Baltimore County's police precincts look like library book drop-off stations, but they are part of a plan to reduce the county's drug overdose deaths.
On Friday, county officials unveiled the drop boxes, which are...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials took slightly more than 1,700 pounds of unused prescription medications in Harford County Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Joseph Ryan, manager of Harford County's Office of Drug...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Whether it's alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription medication or newer, synthetic substances like K2, it's easy for teenagers to access drugs in Howard County.
At least, that's what dozens of high school students have told Joan Webb Scornaienchi,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Medicaid will undergo a major expansion under health reform. Charles Milligan, the state's deputy secretary for health care financing, explains who will qualify.
Who in Maryland qualifies for Medicaid under health reform and how do they enroll?
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles.
When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Mark T. Hand, 33, of the first block of Aberdeen Avenue, was charged Friday with fourth-degree burglary and fourth-degree sex offense.
Someone was disorderly Friday in the 700 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard.
A vehicle was broken into...