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Legislature passes ban on arsenic in chicken feed

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working ...

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Week in review: 11/4/11

Mt. Washington tavern hit by fire Rob Frisch, the co-owner of the Mt. Washington Tavern, said Monday that he fully intends to rebuild and reopen the popular dining and bar spot. Once the damaged is assessed, he will know how long ...

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FDA, NIH launch national tobacco study

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration of Silver Spring and the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health announced a joint, large-scale, national study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of new government tobacco regulations. The ...

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Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences gets approval for new lupus drug

Benlysta, a drug to treat lupus, has received approval from European regulators to be marketed in Europe, the drug’s co-makers, Human Genome Sciences Inc. of Rockville, and GlaxoSmithKline, its London-based parent, announced. The European approval came two days after Benlysta, ...

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Md. health chief opposes medical marijuana bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s health secretary said Monday he opposes the current version of a bill to legalize medical marijuana because the department lacks the resources to oversee the system to dispense it and the medical use of the drug remains ...

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Drug-maker Cangene can close for upgrades

Baltimore drug manufacturer Cangene bioPharma does not have to cancel its scheduled plant shutdown to make hundreds of thousands of doses of a colorectal cancer treatment, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday afternoon. California-based Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., which relies ...

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