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Drug Use

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  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
    Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
  • The specter of drug use hovers over the All-Star game

    Enjoy the All-Star Game. Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...
  • Harford offering new drug, alcohol education program April 2

    In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services...
  • Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot

    Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot
    As the nation's capital prepares to open its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary and Sen. Rand Paul's call for legalization basks in bipartisan praise, it's time for President Barack Obama to clear the air around his own passive-aggressive...
  • Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange

    Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange
    In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
  • Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer

    Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a death sentence for a Kansas murderer who claimed his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination had been violated when he was forced to submit to a mental health exam after claiming he was...
  • End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]

    End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
    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...
  • City hall crash driver pleads guilty in incident that killed worker

    City hall crash driver pleads guilty in incident that killed worker
    The driver who hit and killed a man in front of City Hall offered an emotional courtroom apology to his victim's family Thursday, admitting that he was on drugs when he sped off Interstate 83 and into downtown. Johnny Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty to...
  • The folly of marijuana legalization [Commentary]

    Since Del. Heather Mizeur, a candidate for governor, announced a plan to legalize marijuana in Maryland, there has been a great deal of discussion of the issue. The Baltimore Sun called for a more measured approach that avoided the risk of "rushing to...
  • Sources: Charlie Partridge to be hired as FAU head coach

    Sources: Charlie Partridge to be hired as FAU head coach
    Arkansas associate head coach and Plantation native Charlie Partridge has been offered FAU’s vacant head coaching position and is expected to accept the offer, the Sun Sentinel has learned.¬† According to multiple sources close to the situation,...
  • Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds

    The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...