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Rising price of heroin-overdose antidote worries advocates

In this March 2, 2015 photo, Alicia Gibbons holds an empty bottle of naloxone that she used to save the life of her daughter Ashley at their home in Mays Landing, N.J.
(AP PHOTO/MEL EVANS)

Just as officials across the country are agreeing that it makes sense to hand out an easy-to-administer heroin-overdose antidote to police, families of addicts and drug users themselves, those buying it face a new obstacle. The price of one popular form has doubled in the past year.

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Joseph A. Schwartz, III: Behind the workers’ compensation announcement

The Maryland General Assembly’s Workers’ Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee announced on Feb. 3 that there would not be legislation for the next two years (2015, 2016 legislative sessions) relating to physician dispensing of medicines to workers’ compensation patients.

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Glaxo’s Ebola vaccine performs well in study

GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Ebola vaccine produced responses from the immune system and didn’t raise safety concerns in a study with 20 healthy adults, completing an initial step toward making it widely available.

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