Contraceptive controversy. A surprise ruling by a federal judge allows young girls to get the morning-after pill without a doctor’s or parent’s permission.
Police in Ocean City say 23 people have been indicted on heroin charges as the beach resort deals with a spike in use of the drug.
The pill should go over-the-counter according to some within the medical community.
Every day about 6,000 Americans start misusing prescription drugs. More than one-third are under the age of 18.
A $2.4 billion prescription drug contract for state employees was approved in a split vote Wednesday by the Maryland Board of Public Works, one of the largest contracts to come before the three-member panel.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is signing a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Maryland.
Cases of prescription drug abuse are soaring in Maryland, and the state needs a database to monitor prescriptions to help fight a serious public health concern, a top state health official told a panel of lawmakers Thursday.