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Anne Arundel announces suit against opioid manufacturers, doctors

Anne Arundel County filed suit Thursday against a group of opioid manufacturers, distributors and local doctors with claims ranging from Maryland Consumer Protection Act violations to unjust enrichment. The lawsuit comes four months after the county announced it was contemplating ...

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CareFirst offers $1.5 million to help fight opioid crisis

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will offer $1.5 million over two years to help find new clinical methods of addressing opioid use disorders surrounding the state’s opioid epidemic, the organization announced Wednesday at a press conference at Baltimore City Hall. The insurance carrier’s interest ...

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Congressional committee discusses opioid crisis in Baltimore

Sitting in an auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital filled with medical professionals, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie assigned blame for the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. He didn’t blame drug dealers on the corners of cities like Baltimore or Trenton. He ...

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Emocha completes deal to bring opioid treatment to private clinic

Maryland telemedicine startup emocha reached an agreement with Dallas-based Pathway Healthcare that will bring its technology for treating opioid use disorder into a private setting for the first time. Through emocha’s app, patients can remotely take doses of buprenorphine, used ...

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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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