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  • Medication crisis [Commentary]

    Medication crisis [Commentary]
    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...
  • Gay men should be able to donate blood

    Gay men should be able to donate blood
    The Food and Drug Administration's 1983 blanket ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men (MSM) is outdated, discriminatory and medically unjustifiable. Millions of Americans are denied the opportunity to donate life-saving blood products...
  • Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report

    Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report
    Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period. While acknowledging...
  • Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries

    Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries
    A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts...
  • FDA updates jerky-treat investigation

    FDA updates jerky-treat investigation
    The federal Food and Drug Administration today released an update on its investigation into jerky pet treats: As of Sept. 24, the agency says, more than 3,600 pets have become ill and 580 have died after eating the snacks. In a fact sheet, the FDA...
  • Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety

    Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety
    Pet food manufacturers would be required to develop safety plans and adopt procedures to prevent foodborne illnesses if FDA regulations proposed today are adopted. The proposed rules were developed as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
  • 'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows

    'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows
    The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation. They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...
  • FDA proposes new rules for animal food

    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...
  • A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement

    A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...