Around Maryland, Health, Police/Fire

Fire officials warn of kerosine heater risks after Maryland man dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

CECIL COUNTY, MD—A 59-year-old man is dead, and a woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being found in their Earleville home with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend. Cecilton Volunteer Fire Department and Cecil County Department of Emergency Services paramedics responded to 12 Florida Avenue in Crystal Beach at around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday …


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Maryland Attorney General joins fight for fairer drug prices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has joined 39 of his fellow attorney generals in calling for reform of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry. The coalition of attorneys general released a letter (PDF) to Congress urging them to engage in meaningful debate on reform. The letter highlights three bills as critical pieces of legislation: the DRUG Act, the …


Bipartisan bill seeks to ban chemical, surgical gender and sex transition procedures on minors without parental consent

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, in the Health and Government Operations Committee, HB 722 will be heard by members of the Maryland House of Delegates. The bill prohibits a healthcare provider from knowingly engaging in or causing certain medical or surgical procedures to be performed on a minor without the consent of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor if performed …

AGs call on FDA to act on lead found in baby food

BALTIMORE, MD—A coalition of attorneys general, including Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, are calling on the the Food & Drug Administration to take action on toxic metals found in baby food. A letter (PDF) sent to the FDA by the coalition brings attention to recent childhood lead poisoning linked to recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches made by WanaBana, Schnucks, and …

CDC reports 101 confirmed cases of illness due to elevated lead, chromium levels in cinnamon applesauce pouches

WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food & Drug Administration continue to investigate cases of reported illnesses due to elevated levels of lead and chromium found in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To date, confirmed complainants, or people for whom a complaint or adverse event was submitted and met FDA’s complainant definition, are between zero and 53 years of …

F45 Training to hold grand opening on THE AVENUE at White Marsh in March

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new fitness center will soon be opening in the White Marsh area. THE AVENUE at White Marsh has announced that F45 Training will hold a grand opening on Saturday, March 2, 2024. F45 training combines elements of high-intensity interval training, circuit training, and functional strength movements to provide an effective and efficient workout accessible to any fitness level. …

Water main break reported near Overlea area

OVERLEA, MD—A water main break in Baltimore County is affecting many local residents. The break was reported on Monday along Lillian Holt Drive near Kenwood Avenue (21206). Initial reports indicated that several homes are without water or experiencing low water pressure and some properties have been damaged by the break. The Department of Public Works has not yet provided an …

Governor Moore unveils Maryland’s State Plan, first in nearly ten years

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has unveiled the Moore-Miller Administration’s State Plan—Maryland’s first in nearly ten years. During an all-State employee town hall, the governor presented the administration’s priorities, strategic objectives, and data-driven key performance indicators. “Our State Plan is about more than big aspirational targets. We’ve laid out specific, actionable, realistic, and measurable goals and built our priorities by listening …