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Tag Archives: opioids

New Md. birth control law treats pharmacists as providers

Natalie Eddington

Pharmacists in Maryland will be able to prescribe birth control under a new Maryland law, another step as they gain more abilities to act as providers of medical care. At a time when the medical community is concerned about disparities ...

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Overcoming Opioids: Hospitals shifting to other pain relievers

BALTIMORE — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders’ thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he’d been addicted once before and panicked at the ...

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Md. lawmakers tackled range of health issues in 2017 session

Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...

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As Hogan declares state of emergency, opioid death bill draws questions from lawmakers

As the Hogan administration provides more money to fight the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland, legislation to increase penalties for distributing an opioid linked to a fatal overdose drew criticism in the General Assembly as a step backward to ...

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