| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison.
David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern.
Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
From the get-go, I've been dreading the inevitable episode where we'd spend too much time delving into this season's tiresome side plots. And after last week's high-octane romp -- complete with multiple gasp-worthy cliffhangers -- I had a feeling that...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A former hospital technician in Maryland, New Hampshire and other states who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospitals to use after injecting himself with stolen painkillers.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Supervisors at a Maryland hospital weren't surprised when drugs were missing from a treatment room where contract radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was assigned.
A manager had spotted him going through needle-disposal containers and he was among...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a proposed law that would require state licensing of medical staffing companies after a radiographer was accused of exposing hundreds of Marylanders to hepatitis C.
In a telephone call after the...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A staffing company owned by Columbia-based Maxim Healthcare Services created a false email to make it appear it had informed state health officials about unethical conduct by contract worker David Kwiatkowski, who is accused of exposing hundreds of...
| 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,...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:07 PM
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia-based medical staffing agency claiming it acted negligently in 2008 by hiring and placing a medical technician who allegedly went on to expose the plaintiffs to hepatitis C.
The lawsuit also says...