The Maryland Department of Health website provides a calendar of free training sessions on how to administer naloxone, an antidote to an opioid overdose. A session typically includes a free dose of naloxone, also known under the brand name of Narcan, to take home
Maryland State Police barracks across the state, including the Bel Air Barrack at 1401 Belair Road, will be recognizing National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the state’s efforts to reduce opioid abuse.
Here are six takeaways from Larry Hogan’s appearance at the “Politics & Eggs” speaker series — considered a “must” stop for presidential hopefuls — at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
Polypharmacy is a term referring to a person taking five or more medications at once, a state most common, though not exclusive to older adults, according to Dr. Nicole Cimino-Fiallos, director of the Geriatric Acute Care Suite in the Carroll Hospital emergency department.
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Several health bills passed the legislature this session, including one to make it easier for the uninsured to enroll in a plan, a board to control drug prices and extension of a tax to stabilize the insurance market.
"It's really about time that happened," said Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, deputy director of Johns Hopkins University's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Patients should be asked what side effects and risks they'll accept, "not just treated as research subjects," she said.
I see two rays of sunshine in Carroll County: Mr. Illiano’s approach of “homestyle” intervention with some limited drug awareness and Access Carroll’s limited yet professional focus on non-drug intervention first coupled with a gradual foray into the use of drugs to combat addiction.
Maryland is poised to embark on a pilot program that would bring addiction treatment with opioid replacement medications into state prisons, where their use has been barred for years. Support to alter the policy was buttressed by success the medications have had stemming overdose deaths elsewhere.
A little over a dozen people gathered in a room at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a Saturday in late February, finding their seats in plastic folding chairs after grabbing information packets and fliers from two folding tables. The meeting topic? Marijuana. Medical cannabis.
Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.
As a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, I strive to provide my patients with the same level of care Governor Hogan received. Unfortunately, due to shortages of old and off-patent drugs used to cure approximately 85 percent of all children with cancer in the U.S., it is increasingly hard to do.
A Maryland House of Delegates committee voted overwhelmingly Friday to advance legislation that would create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board that could set limits on how much state and local governments pay for high-cost medications.
A bill to allow certain terminally ill Marylanders to obtain medication to end their lives is advancing in the state Senate, but it has been changed so much that the leading advocacy group is withdrawing its support for the measure.
As a medical oncologist with a full-time practice, I deal with treatment delays and other consequences of prior authorization every day. And physicians across the nation believe the problem is getting worse.
A Baltimore-based research institute that focuses on brain disorders has partnered with a prominent local African American clergy group to establish the nation’s first research outfit aimed at closing long-standing disparities in research and in treatment, the groups announced Monday.
Dr. Paul Talalay, a noted molecular pharmacologist who headed a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine research team that found a chemical in broccoli that boosted the cancer-fighting abilities of humans and animal cells, died Sunday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 95.
Md. legislation would require jails and prisons to provide access to all three FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder to individuals during incarceration. With some modest improvements, the legislation, could begin driving overdoses down within a year of implementation.
After an intense and emotional debate this week, members of the Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill that would allow certain terminally ill patients to obtain medication they could take to end their lives. Here's a look at what the bill does and why it is moving forward.
Use these guidelines below to ensure that you are making the right call. Safe Kids Carroll County and the Maryland Poison Center want to remind you of what to do in case there is a poisoning as we approach Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23).
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow terminally ill adults to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives. The vote was 74-66, three votes more than the 71 votes required for passage. A companion bill is pending in the state Senate.
After failing in past years, a bill to permit terminally ill Maryland residents to obtain prescription drugs to end their own lives is moving forward in the state's General Assembly. Two House of Delegates committees jointly voted to advance the “End of Life Option Act" to the full chamber.