A new bill in the Baltimore City Council aims to mandate a restaurant industry trend of making milk, juice and water the default options on kids’ menus, but it faces objections from the industry. The Baltimore City Health Kids’ Meals ...Read More »
The current Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act could cost Maryland billions of dollars, lead to more uninsured and undermine the state’s unique hospital payment system, state health advocates and policy leaders are warning. The proposal, led by ...Read More »
Baltimore health officials say they are rationing their distribution of a drug used to counter opioid overdoses. The Baltimore Sun reports that the city is running low on the overdose reversal drug naloxone. City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said ...Read More »
The Baltimore City Health Department launched a program Monday to encourage city employers to increase employee health. Under the program, city businesses can earn a Workplace Wellness Designation if they meet certain criteria. “We recognize the important role our business ...Read More »
Baltimore City officials revealed their plan to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the city Tuesday, focusing on preventing transmission of the disease to pregnant women and keeping local mosquito populations low. The main concern for local officials ...Read More »
Johns Hopkins Hospital will open a clinic specializing in infectious diseases and focusing on the east Baltimore community, officials announced. The $24 million John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice for Patients with Infectious Diseases will open for patients Monday. The hospital expects ...Read More »
The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...
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Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...Read More »
Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...
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