| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The patient was found by paramedics and rushed to the hospital. He had taken over 80 aspirin tablets of 500 mg each — more than enough to be lethal. The ER staff prepared to administer the standard treatment for aspirin poisoning: sodium...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food.
The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:33 PM
When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win.
The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When her husband of 30 years died in 2004, Rosalie Lijinsky decided she no longer wanted to live in the 3,000-square-foot home they had shared with their daughter in the Columbia neighborhood of Hickory Ridge.
She sold the house the same year for $720,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WellDoc Inc., a Baltimore-based company that makes mobile apps to manage chronic disease, welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Monday of final rules governing the development of mobile medical apps.
"It does put us at ease that we're...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday.
The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month.
"Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Wearing cosmetic contact lenses might seem like a nice way to finish off a good Halloween costume, but they can cause serious eye injury, according to an association of ophthalmologists.
Non-prescription contacts have been illegal since 2005 because...