Health Care

After Emotional Testimony, a Divided House Passes End-of-Life Bill

Members of the Maryland House of Delegates sobbed, and stared up at the Tiffany glass ceiling, and buried their heads on their desks Thursday...

Elevated Lead Levels at Thousands of Schools Prompts Bill to Change Standard

Children go to school to learn – not to face brain-harming levels of lead exposure.State lawmakers are working this year to expand upon legislation...

‘Everybody’ Loves Prescription Drug Bill, Finance Chair Says. But Is That Enough?

A high-profile measure to rein in the cost of prescription drug medications appears likely to advance this legislative session, despite sharply divergent predictions about...

Opinion: Addressing Racial Harm in a Systemic Way in Our Maryland

Shamefully, racism by another public official in the DMV just reared its ugly head -- this time in our Maryland.  It’s going to take deep listening and...

No Floor Amendments From House on End-of-Life Option Act

The “End-of-Life Option Act” reached the floor of the House of Delegates for the first time this week, and is scheduled for a final...

Pugh, County Execs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability Board

As lawmakers and advocates begin their big push this week for legislation that seeks to hold the line on rising prescription drug prices, they...

Opinion: Eliminating the Pesticides Inside Us

Unless you and your family are eating a completely organic diet, chances are you’ve got plenty of pesticides in your body. A groundbreaking new...

Another Unknown: Fate of Lisanti’s Bills

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) was supposed to appear before the House Health and Government Operations Committee Monday to defend one of her bills,...

Leading the Fight to Restore Retirees’ Drug Benefits

Ken Fitch traveled 40 miles on Tuesday to appear in the House Appropriations Committee along with a row of supporters wearing bright yellow “WE...

Company Execs in the Hot Seat Over High Drug Prices

Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin was among the lawmakers who grilled pharmaceutical executives Tuesday on the soaring costs of prescription drugs.In a packed hearing...