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Local doctors seek dismissal from massive opioid litigation

A billboard designed to highlight public awareness in Anne Arundel County tracks the annual toll as of April 30, 2018: 332 overdoses and 56 deaths. (Maximilian Franz)

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

Sen. Brian J. Feldman, D-Montgomery and sponsor of a bill establishing how the state would appoint members to a new board that would oversee safety issues on D.C'.s Metro transit system.  (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

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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Fentanyl the focus of Md. response to opioid epidemic

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh. (file)

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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Baltimore certifies hospitals with best practices to treat opioid crisis

Bon Secours Health System President and CEO Dr. Samuel Ross addresses the city's plan to create best practices in hospitals to treat substance use disorder. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

All 11 of Baltimore’s acute care hospitals have become certified under the city’s Levels of Care Initiative focused on best practices for responding to the opioid epidemic, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Wednesday. The program publicly recognizes hospitals that have established ...

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