The 439th Maryland General Assembly closed on a somber note Monday following the death a day earlier of House Speaker Michael E. Busch. But not before legislators pushed through hundreds of additional votes, including final approvals of Busch priorities.
Before the Maryland General Assembly ends its 90-day session, here’s a look at progress on certain issues, including the Kirwan bill, student athletic concerns, Title X and more.
Faith leaders from across Maryland are scheduled to gather in Annapolis with lawmakers Thursday to support a bill to create a state board to review high-priced prescription drugs.
A federal judge has ruled the state of Maryland can’t force state retirees onto a federal prescription drug plan until a lawsuit is decided.
More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
For the next week, there is what can be best described as a “pop-up” memorial on the White House Ellipse. Titled “Stop Everyday Killers,” it’s meant to highlight just how severe the opioid prescription situation is in America.
A doctor who worked at an urgent care center in Potomac, Maryland, wrote prescriptions without legitimate medical reason for months, according to federal prosecutors.
The effort to help college students stay safe now includes an online course on prescription drug safety. Some institutions require first-year students to take the course before even setting foot on campus.
Ditching your bottles of unused, or unusable, prescription pills can be a pain. But that’s what the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is for.
Check Your Meds Day is a chance to have a pharmacist look over everything you take — including over-the-counter drugs and supplements — and tell you about any interactions or side effects you may not realize.
“There are other companies that have gotten into this industry and tried to fix the problem of delivery to people directly, and it didn’t work for a lot of other companies because they were not the pharmacy so they were not making money selling medications,” CaryRx founder Areo Nazari told WTOP.
A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect.
The group Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is calling for legislation requiring drug companies to notify the public if they plan to increase the price of any prescription drug by 10 percent or more.
“Looking at the several heroin deaths Loudoun County has had already this year and several last year, it is shocking,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.
The study co-author says patients and doctors all too often forget that over-the-counter treatments and supplements can present problems when combined with a prescribed drug.
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