| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to update the two-decade old labels on food that tell consumers about nutritional content to make the information more clear and to more accurately reflect what people eat.
The new labels would emphasize...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, sending its share price surging by as much as 10 percent Wednesday.
Osiris made $3.7 million in the final three months of 2013, up from an...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Michelle Minton's commentary on Maryland's reasonable bill to stop stores from selling energy drinks to minors is misleading on a key point ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 26).
She's simply wrong to claim that the Food and Drug Administration has...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:21 AM
In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries.
It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Annapolis businessman David Purdy started smoking when he was 15. He tried nicotine patches to kick the addiction. Later, he tried Nicorette gum. Neither worked.
Then a neighbor, also a heavy smoker, introduced him to an e-cigarette, a battery-...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
We were pleased to read the article "Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research" (April 1), in The Sun because of our own family's experience with type 1 diabetes. Over 10 years ago, our grandson was diagnosed with the disease and has...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape.
He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected.
The April 28 forum, hosted by the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has placed its name in lights over the Inner Harbor, a mark of the Indian drug manufacturer's growing presence since the company located its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore more than a decade ago.
Lupin, which today sells...