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Study: Later Doctor’s Visits Lead To More Prescriptions

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.

10/15/2014

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Baltimore City To Host Take-Back Day For Unused Prescription Meds

Prescription drug crisis. There’s a national push to safely and responsibly get rid of extra medicine in your cabinet.

09/24/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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Judge Rules Morning-After Pill To Be Sold To Girls Under 17 Without Prescription

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.

04/05/2013

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23 Indicted On Heroin Charges In Ocean City

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.

12/05/2012

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Medical Group: Sell The Pill Without Prescription

The pill should go over-the-counter according to some within the medical community.

11/26/2012

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Teens Over 1/3 Of New Prescription Drug Abusers

Every day about 6,000 Americans start misusing prescription drugs. More than one-third are under the age of 18.

09/25/2012

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Board OKs $2.4B Prescription Drug Contract

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.

02/08/2012

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O’Malley Signs Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley is signing a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Maryland.

05/10/2011

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Prescription Drug Abuse A Rising Problem In Md.

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.

03/17/2011

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