Weight-loss procedures are all the rage these days. And if you are wondering why, it is because everyone wishes to look great in order to feel confident and stay healthy. As a result, many businesses are looking into this industry, taking advantage of the high demand and the surprising results that drive people to use alternatives to trimmer bodies, ones that do not necessitate spending time at the gym. Additionally, according to the ASPS annual plastic surgery statistics report, there were more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2018, a ...
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Maryland gets $17 million grant designed to expand access to opioid treatment. The two-year-old program seeks to address the opioid crisis in part by making Food and Drug Administration-approved medications more widely available.
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.
Right to try legislation is unlikely to meaningfully improve access to treatment for terminally ill patients, and it may diminish the safety of their treatment and degrade their quality of life in their final days.
eNeura Inc., a Baltimore-based medical technology company, plans to expand the commercial marketing of its migraine treatment device with the help of an $17 million investment round led by Camden Partners Nexus, a Baltimore-based private equity firm.
The Esophageal Cancer Action Network in Baltimore plans to file a citizen's petition Monday with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require cancer warnings on the labels of over-the-counter reflux medications
Doctors have used charcoal in emergency rooms for years to treat drug overdoses and poisonings. Some pediatricians even tell parents to keep a bottle in their medicine cabinet in case their kid accidentally ingests toilet bowel cleaner or bug spray. And now the ingredient is becoming more mainstream and touted by some for regular use, including to whiten teeth and zap acne away.
Federal regulators have approved a cholera vaccine developed by the University of Maryland, providing U.S. travelers with their first protection against the virulent infection common in many poor countries.
The FDA has issued new regulations on the manufacture and sale of e-cigarette products. Asserting its authority under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA on May 5 began defining e-cigarettes as tobacco products and shops that mix their own e-liquid as tobacco manufacturers
The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with the University of Maryland and other institutions to develop a system that will begin collecting and analyzing real-time data as soon as devices hit the market to better track both problems and benefits.
High prescription drug prices make most Americans' blood boil, with the same drugs costing up to six times more here than in Western Europe, where drug prices are regulated. However, one cause of high prices has received scant attention: the delays in bringing generic drugs to the market.
Baltimore biotechnology company Profectus BioSciences is testing a vaccine to guard against the Ebola virus on 39 human subjects, a first step toward administering it more broadly in people at risk of exposure to the deadly pathogen.
Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley met with Colorado marijuana regulators Thursday and vowed immediate change on marijuana policy if he takes office — even as he laid out contradictory plans about how he'd do that.
AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, along with BioHealth Innovation and the Tech Council of Maryland have committed to developing and supporting a strategic plan that will leverage our region's intellectual capital and accelerate the commercialization of new research through collaborative efforts. Our goal is to place the Maryland region among the top three biotech hubs in the U.S. by 2023.
E-cigarettes - battery-powered devices that allow smokers to inhale nicotine without producing the noxious smoke of a traditional cigarette - have blossomed into a $1.5 billion industry since being introduced in the United States less than a decade ago.
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center is sending letters to about 250 spinal fusion patients who received hardware from a defunct California company accused of selling fake parts to "address any concerns."
In an unusual display of bipartisanship on an issue that has divided Congress for years, the House overwhelmingly approved a biomedical research bill on Friday that would change how the National Institutes of Health grants money to institutions like Johns Hopkins University.
Rep. Andy Harris, the Baltimore County Republican at the center of a controversy last year over the District of Columbia's marijuana legalization, is pushing a bipartisan measure on Wednesday that would expand federally funded research of medical marijuana.
Maryland's hospitals and doctors took in more than $7.6 million in payments for research, speeches and other work from drug and device manufacturers in 2014, according to federal authorities who have been releasing payment data periodically.
Has anyone who eats Yoplait Original yogurt realized that the yogurt is now made with 25 percent less sugar? I can't stand sugar substitutes, which is why I don't buy Yoplait Light. Why couldn't they leave the original one alone?
In Carroll County, people's responses to a recent Food and Drug Administration decision to largely prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils — the primary source of dietary trans fats — in food products was largely positive, if somewhat cautious on Tuesday.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it would require food companies to get rid of trans fats — found in processed foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn — over the next three years.
The federal government will require food companies to remove most artificial trans fats, which research has shown have no health benefits and contribute to heart disease, the country's leading cause of death.
Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit.
A bill that would direct billions in new funding to the National Institutes of Health in return for changes in the way the Bethesda-based agency awards research grants passed a key legislative hurdle in Congress on Thursday.