| May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:59 AM
In 1988, I became extremely ill. I had many tests, saw many doctors and was given various medicines. Some caused allergic reactions. Through it all, I remained sick — and actually became worse.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis,...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has joined 42 other attorneys general asking the FDA to put a warning label on opiod pain killers explaining the health consequences babies face when their mothers take the drugs while pregnant.
| May 8, 2013
| 2:19 PM
William H. Hoffman, a retired U.S. Food and Drug Administration official, died Monday from septic shock after kidney transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The longtime Ellicott City resident was 81.
William Harry Hoffman was...
| May 4, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Hiring for federal jobs in Maryland has fallen 30 percent since 2008, and for the first time in years is being outpaced by the number of employees retiring or resigning — a trend that has raised concerns among some about the government's ability...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:26 AM
In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
The first troops showed up on a Saturday morning at the four-bedroom house in Columbia heavily armed: saws, hammers, crowbars, drills.
They've returned three times since and are expected back again next week in hopes of making repairs upstairs and down,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:10 PM
A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting....
| May 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A Columbia-based biotechnology company said this week it received the world’s first government approval to market a stem cell drug, in Canada.
Osiris Therapeutics, founded in 1992, spent 17 years developing a stem cell therapy that offers anti-...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Maryland is slated to receive $1.8 million for its part in a national settlement with Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories over allegations of illegal drug marketing, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Monday.
Abbott will pay $100 million to 44...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief.
In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken...