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Tag Archives: opioid crisis

Baltimore County doctor pleads guilty in drug kickback scheme (access required)

A Baltimore County doctor specializing in pain management pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiracy to receive illegal kickbacks for prescribing a drug company’s cancer pain relief medication to patients who did not have the disease. Under the plea ...

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Local doctors seek dismissal from massive opioid litigation (access required)

Local doctors caught up in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors lack both the massive legal teams and vast potential resources of their co-defendants, and they are asking judges to dismiss them from the complex lawsuits where their alleged wrongdoing is barely mentioned. ...

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Md. lawmakers consider ‘overdose prevention sites’ as fentanyl deaths rise (access required)

Maryland lawmakers will consider once again a proposal to create safe drug consumption sites for opioid users, but the legislation could be too politically difficult to pass. The legislation would authorize, on a pilot basis, safe injection sites, also known ...

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Federal program aims to attract providers to treat opioid crisis (access required)

The federal government wants to help attract more health care providers to treat people with substance use disorders, particularly in distressed areas like parts of Baltimore. The program would utilize the National Health Service Corps to help clinicians repay their ...

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Fentanyl the focus of Md. response to opioid epidemic (access required)

To make progress in addressing Maryland’s opioid epidemic, public health leaders will have to confront use of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. Despite statewide declines in deaths due to heroin and prescription opioid use, overall intoxication deaths continued to climb ...

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