| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults.
The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat.
In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Garrett Burk wasn't about to sit idle if it meant one less person would reach for a powerful painkiller or other drug that wasn't medically necessary.
The Laguna Beach High School senior and infielder on the baseball team wants others to know that...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Walgreen Co. said Friday its first-quarter net income rose 68.3 percent to $695 million, or 72 cents a share, helped by strong sales of prescription drugs and contributions from its European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
Revenue increased 5.9 percent...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
GLASTONBURY — Following Thursday's release of a police report showing that 17-year-old Jane Modlesky had a blood-alcohol content 13 times greater than the legal limit for young drivers, two town groups have said they are organizing educational...