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  • Energy drinks can kill [Letter]

    Energy drinks can kill [Letter]
    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...
  • No one cards at Starbucks [Commentary]

    No one cards at Starbucks [Commentary]
    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...
  • FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies

    FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies
    If the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its proposal to eliminate trans fats from processed food, it could create a sticky situation for Baltimore-area sweets makers, including the company that produces famed Berger cookies. The FDA will...
  • FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]

    FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing. In that decision, the court held that federal...
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
  • Cancer survivor drives Hopkins mistletoe therapy trials

    Cancer survivor drives Hopkins mistletoe therapy trials
    Ivelisse Page is on a mission. In 2011, Page launched Believe Big, a nonprofit foundation that helps cancer patients and their families through this traumatic, life-changing diagnosis. Based on her own experience as a colon cancer survivor, Page aims to...
  • '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...
  • Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology

    Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology
    One minute, Anne Mekalian's brain is telling her prosthetic arm to unstack a set of multicolored plastic cones, and the shiny black metal limb is listening. Every now and then, the plastic clatters to the table, but quickly the cones are separated and...
  • 11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

    11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe
    A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal...
  • Antibiotic abuse on the farm [Editorial]

    Antibiotic abuse on the farm  [Editorial]
    The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
  • Recipe Finder | Eggnog, a seasonal favorite

    Gene Green from Baltimore requested a recipe for making homemade eggnog. Margit Weisgal from Baltimore shared a recipe that her mother, Jeanne Weisgal, always made for her annual New Year's Eve party. Weisgal said she is now carrying on her mother's...
  • 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...