Health Care

Lobbyist Julia Pitcher Worcester to Take PhRMA Gig

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America – better known as PhRMA – has tapped Annapolis contract lobbyist Julia Pitcher Worcester to be its director...

Health Enrollment Bill Seen as National Model

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly muscled their way through a mountain of legislation Monday,...

Hogan to Sign Bills That Expand Health Care, Increase Age to Buy Tobacco

Maryland’s governor and legislative leaders will sign dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures to ease health care enrollment and raise the...

Rate of Opioid Deaths Slowing Overall, But Fentanyl Deaths Surged in 2018

The number of overdose deaths in Maryland increased by 5 percent last year – driven by an increase in the number of deaths from...

Kennedy Family Feud Over Vaccines

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) is publicly feuding with her brother, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., over the issue of vaccines.Townsend, a...

As Jealous Ponders Bid for Baltimore Mayor, Could Work for Juul Be a Factor?

Former Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Benjamin T. Jealous (D), who is now pondering a run for mayor of Baltimore, has landed a consulting gig with...

UMMS Board Chair, Two Members Resign

The chair of the University of Maryland Medical System board resigned Tuesday as an additional contract with a board member was disclosed publicly.Stephen Burch,...

Advocates for Rx Affordability Attempt to Nudge Hogan With Poll

A poll released Tuesday found that Maryland residents strongly support a measure approved by the General Assembly this session designed to rein in the...

To Stop Violence, Bill Would Fund Victims’ Services

When a patient arrives at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with a violent injury, there’s a decent chance they’ve been the...

Opinion: Glassman Calls on Hogan to Sign Prescription Drug Affordability Bill

Prescription drug costs are skyrocketing across the United States. Take insulin, for example. The cost of this life-saving drug nearly tripled between 2002 and...