A little over a month after losing his re-election bid for Anne Arundel County executive, Republican Steve Schuh has been appointed as head of the Hogan administration’s Opioid Operational Command Center.
A former Baltimore County pharmacist will be spending at least a couple years in prison after admitting to filling out forged prescriptions for oxycodone in exchange for sexual favors.
These medical marijuana patients are petitioning Maryland to allow cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction
Sixteen months ago, Iggy Stefanski began a grueling journey to kick his addiction to opioids. Suffering from Crohn’s disease, sciatica and other health issues that give him chronic pain, Stefanski’s physician wrote him a prescription for oxycodone. But, as with many users, the painkiller’s efficacy quickly wore off. He told the doctor, but little changed.
Sponsored Content: The City of Baltimore has filed suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and one doctor’s office for their part in the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the city. The suit, which is being spearheaded by the City’s Solicitor Andre Davis, is one of several which have been filed recently in an attempt to apportion the massive costs being incurred by cities and states in their fight against the epidemic.
Baltimore now has a scoring system in place for highlighting the hospitals best equipped to serve people addicted to pain medication.
A historic Bolton Hill church is bringing in the city’s top public health official this Sunday for a post-sermon chat and tutorial for administering the life-saving drug naloxone.
In a staggering look at the opioid crisis gripping the state, a little more than half of Marylanders say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids, according to a new poll.
The City of Baltimore plans to file its own lawsuit today against the makers of Oxycontin and other addictive pain pills in an attempt to hold them accountable for the deadly and worsening opioid epidemic.
As fatal overdoses continue to climb in Maryland, heroin’s contribution to the epidemic is diminishing as its more potent cousin, fentanyl, assumes a larger role, data show.
City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen says Gov. Larry Hogan’s planned study about whether to turn the shuttered Baltimore Men’s Detention Center into a drug treatment facility is unnecessary, as plenty inmates are already suffering from opioid dependence.