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Tag Archives: Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

Official: Md. looking at health exchange options

Martin O'Malley, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Michael Busch

Maryland's online health care exchange has some significant problems that are not on track to be corrected by the March 31 deadline for open enrollment, and officials are exploring other options for the second enrollment period starting in November, state officials told a legislative oversight panel on Monday.

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Md. officials say they are ready for health care

Maryland health officials on Monday expressed confidence the state was ready to open its new health insurance marketplace and address problems that could arise with the large undertaking. Becca Pearce, executive director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, said that while ...

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Md. health secretary says state prepared to help addicts

ANNAPOLIS — More than 41,000 drug and alcohol addicts in Maryland are estimated to be eligible for health insurance next year under the federal health overhaul, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Maryland’s health ...

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Maryland seeks ban on drugs known as ‘bath salts’

Maryland’s health secretary is calling for emergency regulations to add synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” to the state’s controlled dangerous substances list. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, on Thursday declared the drugs ...

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Maryland may make ‘bath salts’ drug illegal

Maryland’s health secretary is considering classifying synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” as controlled dangerous substances, making them illegal. Many states have already banned bath salts, which are often sold online and mimic the effects of cocaine or methamphetamines. They ...

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