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Health Dept. enlists online training platform in fight against opioid overdoses

Baltimore’s health department believes an online training platform will expand access to training for a drug that reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.

A Plan to Avoid More Riots in Baltimore

Since the riots that broke out there last spring, Baltimore’s reputation has been defined, in many corners, by its impoverished communities and the roles police have played in 

Powdered Alcohol is Being Banned, Even After TPP Approval

For those who haven't heard, Palcohol is a new brand of powdered alcohol that got approval from the Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau on March 10th of last year, to be sold legally in

Baltimore Health Officials Announce New Online Training for Lifesaving Medication Naloxone

BALTIMORE, MD (February 17, 2016)– Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today announces a new online platform that will train Baltimore City residents how to use naloxone, a medication that completely reverses the effect of an opioid overdose, and receive a “standing order” certification that will allow residents to receive naloxone without a separate prescription. 

Baltimore offers online training for heroin antidote

Alarmed by a stubbornly high and rising number of heroin overdose deaths, officials in Baltimore are looking to put the overdose antidote naloxone into as many hands as possible by expanding its av

Baltimore offers online training for heroin antidote

Alarmed by a stubbornly high and rising number of heroin overdose deaths, officials in Baltimore are looking to put the overdose antidote naloxone into as many hands as possible by expanding its av

Baltimore plans for Zika virus

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday she has formed a working group to coordinate a plan to respond to 

Baltimore launches online training program for overdose-reversing drug

Baltimore health officials on Wednesday launched an online training program to teach residents how to use naloxone, the drug used to reverse heroin and opioid overdoses.

It is easier than ever to get your hands on the heroin overdose antidote in Baltimore

It's a sad statistic, nearly every day, one person dies from a drug overdose in Baltimore.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Wen Testifies Before Maryland House Of Delegates on Bill to Help Eliminate Prenatal HIV Infections

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 16, 2016)– Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen testified Tuesday before the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Health & Government Operations Committee urging the General assembly to provide support for House Bill 180, Public Health- HIV Testing During Pregnancy, legislation that would require a second HIV test to be conducted in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Currently, HIV testing is required for all pregnant women only in the first trimester. Under this proposed legislation, if a woman tests positive during the third trimester, she can be given antiretroviral medications that would virtually eliminate any chance of spreading HIV to the child.

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