| 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
| 12:16 PM
Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey.
The Monitoring the Future survey,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse.
What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time.
Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows.
Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:31 PM
When FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun presented what he said was evidence of Carl Pelini's drug use to the now disgraced head coach, Pelini had no other choice but to resign.
Chun said he was prepared to fire Pelini with cause, and he had the legal...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:39 PM
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas nightclub patron, hailed by police as a good Samaritan, was killed early Monday while helping security guards subdue an armed man during an argument over a $30 cover charge, police said.
The club manager, a security guard...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
More than a half-dozen people were treated at Pocono Mountain Regional Medical Center after an electronic dance music concert at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater last weekend, prompting the venue to defend its choice to hold such events and how it...