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  • Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus

    Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus
    As an unusual strain of virus continues its march across the country — showing up most recently in Pennsylvania and Virginia — health officials in Maryland are warning doctors to be on the lookout and advising parents to prepare.
  • Anne Arundel Co. Police hold drug collection Sept. 27

    Anne Arundel Co. Police hold drug collection Sept. 27
    Anne Arundel County residents can drop off their prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27 at five police department locations. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is participating in a national program to collect unused...

    Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials

    Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials
    The banned amphetamine that will keep Chris Davis off the baseball diamond for 25 games has become a go-to for stressed college students and worn athletes looking for a quick boost of energy. Adderall acts like a "tremendous jolt of caffeine" that some...

    Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill

    Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill
    Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say the 81-year-old Korean War veteran helped run an operation that doled out vast amounts of powerful prescription painkillers. Wiseberg and his business partners opened a...

    Hooked on pills [Editorial]

    Hooked on pills  [Editorial]
    State officials are hoping a new public health initiative to track the distribution and sale of highly addictive prescription drugs in Maryland can help reduce the number of people who abuse such medications. The initiative, inspired by a program...