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Anne Arundel contemplates suit against opioid manufacturers

Anne Arundel County announced plans Wednesday to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors and local doctors who dangerously over-prescribe as well as the hiring of a national law firm to pursue the litigation. The county is the first jurisdiction in Maryland to announce a future ...

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Study: More opioid prescriptions come from lower-ranked med schools

Doctors who attend the lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than doctors who attended the best medical schools, a new study from Princeton University found. “If all general practitioners had prescribed like those from the top-ranked school, we would ...

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Attorney General charges 2 Md. doctors in ‘pill mill’ operations

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Thursday the indictments of 11 people, including two doctors, who are accused of operating “pill mills” that illegally distributed opioids and other controlled substances. Kofi Shaw-Taylor and nine co-conspirators operated two clinics that allegedly ...

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Hogan calls on prosecutors to get tough on heroin, opioid dealers

Gov. Larry Hogan called on state’s attorneys from around Maryland to ramp up their prosecution of heroin dealers as part of a growing effort to address the heroin and opiate crisis. Hogan, appearing in St. Mary’s County for the announcement ...

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