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  • Medical marijuana program still 18 months away

    Medical marijuana program still 18 months away
    The chairman of a commission set up to oversee the implementation of a medical marijuana program told lawmakers Thursday that the initiative is at least 18 months away from offering pain relief to the first patients.
  • A fatal addiction [Editorial]

    A fatal addiction [Editorial]
    The death this weekend of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent drug overdose has left his fans and colleagues in the film industry devastated by the loss of a great talent at so young an age. Mr. Hoffman was 46 when he was found dead in...

    Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders

    Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders
    Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use. The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say
    When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy. But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....

    Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m. For...