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  • Towson hospital settles kickback claims

    Towson hospital settles kickback claims
    St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay $22 million to settle federal claims that it engaged in a decade-long kickback scheme with Pikesville cardiology group MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, which was co-founded by Dr. Mark G. Midei — the...
  • Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud

    Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud
    While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy...
  • Healthy Howard wins award for its health coaching

    Healthy Howard Inc., which helps county residents obtain health care services, has won an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its health coaching program — one of the nonprofit's most controversial aspects. Every...
  • Federal investigators to supervise stent doctors

    Federal investigators have ordered St. Joseph Medical Center to conduct annual, random audits of its cardiac care practice to verify that the procedures performed there are necessary, in the wake of allegations that Dr. Mark G. Midei placed heart stents...
  • Harford school board needs to make 'tough decisions' with construction priorities, president says

    "We're going to have to make some tough decisions with the priorities of the school system," Harford County Board of Education President Leonard Wheeler said Monday evening during a board business meeting. Harford's school board took its first look at...
  • Harford council guts funding for Havre de Grace High replacement project

    Harford council guts funding for Havre de Grace High replacement project
    The Harford Council voted Tuesday to remove outyear funding for 2014 to 2016 to replace Havre de Grace High School, criticizing County Executive David Craig for revising the school priority list. Craig, meanwhile, fired back a short time later,...
  • Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA

    Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA
    Drugs for chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes would move through the Food and Drug Administration approval process more rapidly under a bipartisan bill Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will unveil Thursday. The legislation, which will...
  • Harford school project priorities a matter of opinion

    Harford school project priorities a matter of opinion
    The Harford County Council criticized County Executive David Craig last month for making the Havre de Grace High School replacement building a priority in the county's school construction needs and in turn removed funding for the project from future...
  • O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

    O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
    Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
  • O'Brien's quixotic fight

    O'Brien's quixotic fight
    Recently, Cardinal-designateEdwin F. O'Brienwrote a stirring letter to all those who worship in the Baltimore Archdiocese, calling on their help to "regain our religious freedom." The impassioned call to arms suggests the federal government has dealt a...
  • Havre de Grace High principal to be transferred to John Archer

    Havre de Grace High principal to be transferred to John Archer
    Pending approval of the county school board, Havre de Grace High School Principal Patricia Walling is expected to become principal of John Archer School at the end of the school year and will be replaced by James Reynolds, an assistant principal at Bel...
  • Need vs. reality consumes Havre de Grace High replacement project

    When Harford County Executive David Craig first proposed building a new Havre de Grace High School a little more than a year ago, I wrote a column that was generally supportive of the concept. While I still think Craig's proposal has merit, it appears...