| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Food and Drug Administration would play a broader role in regulating specialty pharmacies, such as the one responsible for last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis, under legislation approved by Congress on Monday and expected to be signed by...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are closing in on a deal to grant the Food and Drug Administration more authority over the type of drugs that caused a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year, advocates close to the issue said Tuesday.
Though details of the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on human growth hormone testing this season, according to a players' union memo.
The memo, which was sent to all NFL players and their representatives and obtained by The...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
A Baltimore County pain treatment center is resisting involvement in a probe into the deadly national fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids last year.
Baltimore Pain Management Center, which received some doses of the recalled...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit.
A steering committee of...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:20 PM
John C. "Jack" Millhausen, an 84-year-old Fallston resident, is at least the second Marylander to die of fungal meningitis in a national epidemic that experts say is slowing but about which many questions remain.
Millhausen died Nov. 15 at Gilchrist...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:15 AM
When it was announced that no candidate had received the 75 percent inclusion on ballots needed to be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, I can’t say I was surprised.
I honestly thought Houston’s Craig Biggio might...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, a former social worker who became a physician later in life, died March 8 of multiple myeloma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 63.
The son of German immigrant parents — his father was a traveling salesman and his mother a...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Major League Baseball has gone to great pains to move past its so-called steroid era, which gripped the game for more than a decade and stained the reputations of many of its greatest players.
But nearly six years after the release of the Mitchell...