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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:42:16 -0800

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US MD: The Opioid Crisis Spills Into The Workplace

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 25 Sep 2017 - At Philip Tulkoff's food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. "If you put your arm in the wrong place," the owner says, "and you're not paying attention, it's going to pull you in." It's not a good place to be intoxicated. Drug abuse in the workforce is a growing challenge for American business. While economists have paid more attention to the opioid epidemic's role in keeping people out of work, about two-thirds of those who report misusing pain-relievers are on the payroll. In the factory or office, such employees can be a drag on productivity, one of the U.S. economy's sore spots. In the worst case, they can endanger themselves and their colleagues.

US MD: Baltimore City Council Weighs Concerns About Cannabis

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug 2017 - Hampden and Wyman Park residents took their concerns about a proposed medical cannabis dispensary to City Hall on Wednesday, as Baltimore City Council members weigh whether to put zoning restrictions on the businesses. In Baltimore -- as well as other jurisdictions -- some residents have been surprised to learn about proposals for the dispensaries. Just one dispensary in the state has earned a final state license, but dozens more across the state have preliminary licenses they hope to finalize in the coming months.

US MD: Maryland Regulators Approve Eight New Medical Marijuana

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 14 Aug 2017 - Maryland's medical marijuana regulators approved final licenses for eight growing companies on Monday, allowing them to start cultivating the drug. Several companies said they are ready to begin growing immediately, while others say they will take weeks to get started.

US MD: Body Camera Footage Shows Officer Planting Drugs, Public

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Police and prosecutors in Baltimore have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender's office says shows an officer planting drugs. One officer has been suspended and two others have been placed on administrative duty, police said. Police said they have not reached any conclusions as to the conduct depicted in the video. Other cases in which the officers are involved are now under review as well, police and prosecutors said.

US MD: With Opioid Antidote Now Required In All Schools, More

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 15 Jul 2017 - After a year of having an opioid antidote in middle and high schools in Carroll County, a new state law requires that the medicine be available at the elementary school level, too. The Start Talking Maryland Act, which lays out now-required opioid education at least once at all schooling levels, also requires all schools to carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote.

US MD: On Drug Treatment In Baltimore

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 10 Jul 2017 - TIMBUKTU? When talking about fighting drug addiction, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh likes to pose a question: "If you had a child who was on drugs, would you treat them in the neighborhood in which they were drug addicted?"

US MD: Hogan Names 10 To Medical Marijuana Commission, Replacing 6

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 06 Jul 2017 - Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday made 10 appointments to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, filling vacant positions and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired. The commission is charged with implementing Maryland's medical cannabis program. The appointments include doctors, business people and several members of law enforcement.

US MD: Oped: As A Physician, I Am Contributing To The Opioid Epidemic

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - Even for seasoned health care workers, it can be unnerving to hear "emergency in the parking lot" over the loudspeaker. There, we found an 18-year-old man lying lifeless on the asphalt and not breathing. Before I could utter the words, an astute nurse immediately ordered that the patient be given Naloxone as she correctly recognized that this patient was suffering from an opioid overdose. Soon, the patient began to breathe spontaneously, effectively coming back to life. This story could be used to celebrate the marvels of medicine and the skill of our health care workforce. However, this story does not have a happy ending.

US MD: Maryland's Heroin Fight Turns To Educating Students From

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 19 Jun 2017 - In the ongoing battle to stem the heroin and opiate epidemic in Maryland, the newest focus is a state law that mandates teaching students in elementary schools through college about the dangers of the drugs. Public schools are tweaking drug-education lessons and colleges are preparing sessions for incoming students to comply with the Start Talking Maryland Act, which becomes law July 1.