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Baltimore City Launches Safe Streets Expansion in Sandtown-Winchester

BALTIMORE, MD (March 17, 2016)– Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, and executive director of Catholic Charities, Bill McCarthy today joined with members of the community to mark the official opening of the newest Safe Streets Baltimore location that is bringing the program credited with reducing gun violence to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. 

Lack of funding threatens Baltimore's 'Safe Streets'

A majority of our community's collective attention, especially during this election season, is focused on preventing violence and promoting public safety in Baltimore.

FDA pushed to add warnings about using opioids, benzodiazepines together

Dozens of public health officials and academics across the country are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to warn people about the potential dangers of taking powerful prescription pain

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen Commends New CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Calls for Additional Action Amid Epidemic

BALTIMORE, MD (March 16, 2016)– Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today commended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently announced 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and called on the agency to provide additional guidance:

Building a Ground Army to Fight Heroin Deaths

A crowd quickly gathers here on one of West Baltimore’s many drug-infested street corners. But it isn’t heroin they’re seeking. It’s a heroin antidote known as naloxone, or Narcan.

Baltimore's Virtual Supermarkets Bring Fruits And Veggies To Food Deserts

"As a physician, it is difficult for me to say to a patient ‘You have to eat better’ when people don't have healthy food options nearby."

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments such as back pain and arthritis, accord

CDC aims to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments such as back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe dru

The Centers for Disease Control says US doctors should not turn to painkillers to treat common forms of pain like backaches or arthritis, amid an epidemic of abuse and death tied to the drugs

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs

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