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  • Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar

    Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar
    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,...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    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...
  • Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers

    Growing use of e-cigarettes draws attention of entrepreneurs, lawmakers
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Lupin name on Baltimore building marks drug company's expansion

    Lupin name on Baltimore building marks drug company's expansion
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Jeanne Ketley

    Columbia Election Candidate: Jeanne Ketley
    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    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...
  • FDA proposes new food labels

    FDA proposes new food labels
    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...
  • Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce

    Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce
    Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost. The Gaithersburg man, an attorney and union leader at the U.S. Patent...
  • Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit

    Osiris shares rise on news of quarterly, annual profit
    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...