Health Care

Hopkins Police Force Measure Advancing

Johns Hopkins University is poised to gain the authority it needs to arm the police force that protects its campuses and medical buildings.In a...

On Life or Death Bill, Lawmaker Opts Not to Vote

Most bills are not life or death bills.But on Wednesday, the Maryland Senate considered a high-profile bill that, literally, dealt with life or death...

Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Fails in Tie Senate Vote

An emotional debate in the Maryland Senate over whether to pass aid-in-dying legislation ended Wednesday in a tied vote and the measure’s defeat.After about...

Neall Taps Queen Anne’s County Administrator for Health Dept. Deputy Secretary Slot

The Maryland Department of Health has tapped a former Queen Anne’s County administrator to be deputy secretary of Operations.The agency announced Wednesday that Gregg...

House Dems Fight Off GOP Amendments on Prescription Drug Bill

Legislation to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in Maryland has already been scaled back drastically. But Republicans still have questions – and objections.The...

Lawmakers Pass Bill Giving Youth Access to HIV-Prevention Drug Without Parental Consent

The House of Delegates voted 111-19 on Monday night to pass Senate Bill 251, which would allow medical professionals to prescribe a pre-exposure prophylaxis...

Opinion: Prescription Drug Benefits Bill Is Flawed

I am the president of AFSCME Maryland Retiree Chapter 1, representing Maryland state retirees. I worked for 30 years for the Highland Health Facilities...

House Panel Drastically Scales Back Prescription Drug Affordability Bill

A bill to rein in prescription drug prices received a strong, bipartisan boost in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, with...

Watered-Down Aid-in-Dying Bill Clears Senate Committee

A key Senate committee voted Friday afternoon to send an aid-in-dying bill to the chamber floor, but advocates on both sides are unhappy with...

Opinion: Strongest Argument for Paid Leave Is That It’s the Right Thing to Do

As a small business owner who employs and serves Maryland residents, I am eager to see the Time to Care Act of 2019 (HB...