News Coverage

Dr. Leana Wen: A citizen’s guide to good health (Daily Record)

This spring, conversations across our city are focusing on the state of the economy, public safety, and education. These are all essential issues – but there is another critical topic that cuts across all of them: health.

Dr. Leana Wen: A citizen’s guide to good health

This spring, conversations across our city are focusing on the state of the economy, public safety, and education.

FDA Urged To Put Warning On Dangerous Medications Combination

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was recently urged by medical specialists to properly label combination of medications to warn the public of their effects to a person's health.

Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

Across the U.S., more than 20 million people abuse drugs or alcohol or both.

One man's journey to recovery using a medical-assisted treatment clinic

Gary Wilson was a young man in his twenties when he first experimented with heroin. His addiction started in the '80s with marijuana use, and escalated from there.

Treating Street Violence As A Contagion, Baltimore Looks For More Than One Cure

When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns.

Baltimore County says police will start carrying heroin antidote naloxone

Baltimore County police officers will begin carrying naloxone this year to combat an increase in heroin use, County Executive 

Baltimore health commissioner wants more FDA warnings on painkillers, anti-anxiety medications

The FDA issues stickers -- often called "black box warnings" or "boxed warnings on some antibiotics -- warning of possible tendon ruptures, and on some anti-depressants warning of suicide risks.

Doctors petition FDA for 'black box' warning on combining opioid analgesics, tranquilizers

Thirty city and state health directors from around the nation are calling on FDA to label opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines with its strongest warning.

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