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Top 5 – ‘Maryland is unique in that’ (access required)

A new, luxury rental development opening in Owings Mills and Gov. Martin O’Malley announcing early successes during his trade mission to India are among the most-read business stories of the week. Also making the list is Disney pulling out of ...

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Doctors now can’t profit from sending patients for MRIs (access required)

Nearly nine months after a ruling by the state’s highest court took effect, the Maryland Board of Physicians has fully implemented a ban on orthopedists, cardiologists and other doctors from referring patients for treatment on MRI or CT machines in ...

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Obama orders agency to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, action he says will help stop a “slow-rolling problem” that puts patients at risk and raises the potential for price ...

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New toolkit is helping Frederick’s Hispanics

After months of tests, doctors diagnosed Amalia Ochoa’s infant daughter Vicky with brain abnormalities. Doctors said that Vicky wouldn’t walk or speak, and if Vicky’s head continued to grow at the current rate she wouldn’t live past 3. Ochoa is ...

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Kaiser Permanente launches community outreach program

Rockville-based Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, a managed health care organization, announced the start of the Kaiser Permanente Community Ambassador Program, which sends skilled nurse practitioners and physician assistants to selected safety net health clinics throughout the District of ...

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Different standards for name-brand, generic drugs (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decision late last month that state-law failure-to-warn claims against generic drug makers are preempted by federal law — handed down just two years after the Court held that brand-name drug makers could face such suits ...

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Supreme Court questions limits on use of prescription data

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on efforts by states to limit drug manufacturers’ use of information about the prescription drugs that doctors like to prescribe. The court took up a dispute between the state of Vermont and ...

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