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  • MD settles with maker of cataract surgery drug

     Maryland has joined with 44 other states and the federal government in a $33.5 million fraud settlement case with the maker of an anti-inflammatory drug used after cataract surgery, according to Maryland Attorney General Doug F. Gansler's office. The...
  • Federal government struggles to unload surplus property

    Federal government struggles to unload surplus property
    Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found. Red tape, lack of...
  • FDA takes a stand on cigarettes

    FDA takes a stand on cigarettes
    Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
  • Mint-flavored, but more addictive

    Mint-flavored, but more addictive
    A report last week by the federal Food and Drug Administration that menthol-flavored cigarettes pose a greater risk to public health than ordinary cigarettes signals that the agency may finally be prepared to regulate their sale or perhaps ban them...
  • The promise of Utility 2.0

    The promise of Utility 2.0
    For those of us in Maryland who have suffered from unacceptable electric utility service — and that is most of us — there is light at the end of the tunnel. Utility executives, think tanks and energy experts all agree: There is a utility...
  • Hopkins patient marks 30-year anniversary of heart transplant

    Hopkins patient marks 30-year anniversary of heart transplant
    If Baltimore County resident Orlando DeFelice hadn't had a heart transplant, doctors told his wife, Pam, he would have likely died within four days. Even after the surgery, doctors told him he had 50/50 odds of dying within five years. But that was...
  • 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...
  • Maryland braces for more meningitis cases

    Maryland braces for more meningitis cases
    Maryland could see new cases of meningitis for a month or more as health officials continue to search for new and past cases of the disease, which has sickened 50 people in several states who received injections of a tainted steroid. In the cases...
  • 7 Md. outpatient centers get subpoenas in meningitis outbreak investigation

    7 Md. outpatient centers get subpoenas in meningitis outbreak investigation
    Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit. A steering committee of...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • Third meningitis case reported in Maryland

    Third meningitis case reported in Maryland
    Maryland health officials on Saturday announced a third patient has developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection in September. More cases were found across the country, bringing the total to more than 60. The person is alive, but...
  • Two more meningitis cases in Maryland

    Maryland health officials said Monday that two more patients have developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection for back pain in an outbreak that has hit nearly two dozen states. Both patients are alive, but no additional...