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  • FDA bans a tobacco product for the first time

    FDA bans a tobacco product for the first time
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time used its legal authority to ban certain tobacco products from the market, the agency said Friday. The FDA said the maker of has ordered the maker of Sutra Bidis Red, Sutra Bidis Menthol, Sutra...
  • Vegetarian critical of meat federal meat inspection regimen [Letter]

    Editor: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption. About 8.7 million pounds were shipped. The recall comes in the wake of USDA's new "inspection" program that allows the...
  • Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]

    Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone. About 8.7 million pounds were...
  • 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....
  • 'Exoskeleton' helps paraplegics walk again

    'Exoskeleton' helps paraplegics walk again
    Marcela Turnage does the challenging, such as skiing, sailing and horseback riding. And the more mundane, like shoveling snow from the driveway. What the active 32-year-old mother doesn't do is walk. She hasn't since a car accident in 2002 took her...
  • Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling

    Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling
    Did you ever wonder if a restaurant's crabcake was made with Maryland crab or some foreign import? Or if that was really red snapper you bought, or an impostor?  A bill introduced Wednesday in Annapolis would make it illegal for restaurants or markets...
  • Abuse of heroin, marijuana, synthetic drugs continue to plague Harford

    Heroin abuse and deaths in Harford County continue at a rate greater than the county's population ranking in the state, the leader of the county's anti-drug and alcohol abuse program says. The county is also plagued by excessive abuse of marijuana and...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • New health care landscape

    New health care landscape
    It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights: Rocky rollout for Obamacare Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
  • A year of flux in Baltimore's dining scene

    A year of flux in Baltimore's dining scene
    The year 2013 was, for the most part, a positive one on the Baltimore dining scene, except perhaps for trend-spotters. For every sign, there was a counter-sign. The sudden closing of a restaurant was followed by an unexpected, or at least not highly...
  • Pixelligent searching for space to ramp up manufacturing

    Pixelligent searching for space to ramp up manufacturing
    Nanotechnology developed in Baltimore could help brighten household LED light bulbs or touch screens in the new year as startup Pixelligent prepares to ramp up manufacturing. The Dundalk-based company is searching the region for space for a...
  • Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs

    Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs
    It's hard to imagine that something as distant as a feedlot could have an impact on our health. After all, industrial farming operations are located far from where many of us live. But the recent news of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak...