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Report: Maryland could get about $965 million for kids' health

Maryland could get $965 million in new federal money for children's health care over the next five years if Congress reauthorizes an expiring federal program and finds a way to pay for increased spending, according to a report released Monday by a consumer health group.

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Surveys: West Nile virus devastated crows, robins, other birds in suburbia

Birds that once flourished in suburban skies, including robins, bluebirds and crows, have been devastated by West Nile Virus, a new study found. <p>In some places, such as Maryland, crow loss was at 45 percent, and around Baltimore and Washington, 90 percent of the crows were gone.

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Additional Health Information

From the FDA: FDA/USDA Joint News Release: Scientists Conclude Very Low Risk to Humans from Food Containing Melamine, (5/7) From the Maryland Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene: Hepatitis C Is Silent Epidemic In Maryland, (5/8) From the NIH: Genetic ...

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Drug maker to pay $19.5M over OxyContin promotion

Drug maker Purdue Pharma L.P. has agreed to pay $19.5 million to 26 states and the District of Columbia to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe its powerful painkiller OxyContin.

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Despite court order, Va. Tech killer never got treatment

The gunman who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech failed to get the mental health treatment ordered by a judge who declared him an imminent threat to himself and others, a newspaper reported Monday.

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