Baltimore City Officials Release Standards for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use in Hospital Settings

BALTIMORE (July 5, 2018) - Today, the Baltimore City Health Department released the finalized standards of the Levels of Care for Baltimore City Hospitals Responding to the Opioid Epidemic. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 1, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit Monday and Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced  Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 3rd.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 30, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Urges Congress to Support CARE Act and Adopt “Ryan White for the Opioid Epidemic”

Congress is slated to vote on various bills aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic this week. Dr. Leana Wen issued the following statement about what is needed on the frontlines:

“As Congress reviews dozens of bills focused on combatting the opioid epidemic, I ask them to remember this: We know what works. We don’t have a shortage of ideas. We have a shortage of resources."

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Baltimore City Health Department Announces Beginning of 2018 Code Red Extreme Heat Season

BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2018)—The Baltimore City Health Department today announced the start of Baltimore City’s Code Red Extreme Heat season.

Baltimore City Officials Announce Initiative with Hospitals to Improve Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Levels of Care Proposal Open for Public Comment

BALTIMORE (April 30, 2018) — Today, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined the leadership of all 11 Baltimore City hospitals to announce a new initiative focused on implementing and recognizing best practices for responding to the opioid epidemic within the City’s hospitals.

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Baltimore City Officials Urge Residents to Safely Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs

BALTIMORE, MD (APRIL 27) - On Saturday, April 28, Baltimore City officials will recognize National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide initiative to highlight safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in communities, while raising awareness about prescription drug addiction.

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Dr. Wen Responds to Ruling in Baltimore’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

BALTIMORE MD (APRIL 27, 2018) - Yesterday, Judge Catherine Blake of the US District Court for the District of Maryland ruled in Baltimore City’s favor in its Teen Pregnancy Prevent

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Dr. Wen Issues Statement About Life-Threatening Bleeding After Using Synthetic Cannabinoids

BALTIMORE, MD (APRIL 17, 2018) - Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, issued the following statement about life-threatening bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids:

"We want to warn all of our residents of the warning signs of someone who..." 

Baltimore City Officials Announce Citywide Falls Prevention Strategy for Older Adults

BALTIMORE, MD (April 16, 2018) — Today, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen announced a new Citywide falls prevention strategy aimed at reducing falls-related emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations for older adults in Baltimore City.

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