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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups

    Federal birth control ruling upsets religious groups
    Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dava Pharmaceuticals settles accusations it overcharged Medicaid

    Dava Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay about $11 million to settle federal claims that it misreported drugs prices so it could charge more of the state-federal Medicaid program, according to U.S. Attorney for Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others in the U.S....
  • Dog scan gets no drugs at HHS

    Harford County public school officials said no drugs or tobacco products were found during a routine, random drug dog scan conducted in the Havre de Grace High School parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 23. The scan, done as part of the school system's...
  • Rush to judgment on birth control

    Rush to judgment on birth control
    Rush Limbaugh is the reigning shock jock of conservative political punditry — insults, outrage and outsized bluster are his stock in trade — so it takes quite an uproar for him to apologize. But that's what he has done at least twice now, if...
  • NAACP to host forum for women in Baltimore for HIV awareness

    Saturday marks the seventh annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the NAACP is hosting a public lunch and panel discussion at Coppin State University. The day is coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
  • Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average

    Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average
    African-American women in Baltimore and five other U.S. cities are becoming infected with HIV at a rate five times the national average for black women, and closer to the rates of some African countries, according to a new study. Researchers at the Johns...
  • A salute to a Md. athlete

    A salute to a Md. athlete
    A Beijing-bound athlete from Maryland is featured on McDonald's beverage cups, but it's not Michael Phelps. Instead, it's Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair sprint racer from Howard County who also is featured in a television commercial for Hilton Hotels...
  • OHRP letter to Hopkins on decision to suspend funding

    FOR US POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY: FOR HAND DELIVERY OR EXPRESS MAIL: Office for Human Research Protections Office for Human Research Protections 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 National Institutes of Health...
  • Johns Hopkins' corrective action plan

    July 21, 2001 Michael A. Carome, M.D. Director, Division of Compliance Oversight Office for Human Research Protections 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 National Institutes of Health (MSC 7507) Rockville, Maryland 20852-7507 RE: Human Subjects...