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Rockville doctor arrested, alleged to have run ‘pill mill’

A Rockville doctor with a pain management practice has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly running a “pill mill,” distributing oxycodone, methadone and other powerful drugs. Dr. Silviu Ziscovici, 59, also has been charged with supplying methadone ...

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Counterfeit drugs becoming big business worldwide

WASHINGTON— The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S. The criminal practice has ...

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FDA debates over-the-counter morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — The government is considering whether it’s OK for young teenagers to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. Teva Pharmaceuticals wants its Plan B morning-after pill to become the first truly over-the-counter form of emergency contraception. The pill ...

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Prescription payment time limits lifted in Maryland

The Maryland Insurance Administration said Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith has activated emergency regulations requiring all health insurance carriers in Maryland to waive any time restrictions on payment for prescription medication refills and replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, ...

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Supreme Court: Generic drug makers not liable for warnings

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that makers of generic drugs cannot be sued for failing to warn consumers of the possible side effects of their products if they copy the exact warnings on the brand-name equivalents of ...

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Gov. O’Malley to sign prescription drug monitoring bill

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is signing a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Maryland. After Tuesday’s bill signing in Annapolis, the governor will be joined in Baltimore by Gil Kerlikowske, head of the White House Office ...

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Supreme Court questions limits on use of prescription data

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on efforts by states to limit drug manufacturers’ use of information about the prescription drugs that doctors like to prescribe. The court took up a dispute between the state of Vermont and ...

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