Around Maryland, Health

Attorney General Brown announces $7.2 million in revenue to Maryland Opioid Restitution Fund from settlement with Publicis

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that he and other state Attorneys General, working together with tribal governments, have reached a $350 million fifty-state settlement agreement with Publicis Health, LLC (“Publicis”), a division of the Paris-based global marketing conglomerate Publicis Groupe, S.A. Maryland will receive $7.2 million from the settlement (PDF) for Maryland to use in its …


Business, Family, Health

GNC coming soon to White Marsh Mall

WHITE MARSH, MD—A new wellness shop will soon be opening in White Marsh. GNC, a retail brand with more than 4,000 stores, is coming to White Marsh Mall, Spinoso Real Estate has announced. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, GNC specializes in health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products. GNC will occupy nearly …


One case of measles confirmed in Maryland resident with recent international travel

BALTIMORE, MD—Health officials have announced a positive case of measles in a Montgomery County resident who recently traveled internationally. The Maryland Department of Heath says anyone who visited the following locations during any of the following hours may have been exposed: Washington Dulles International Airport International Terminal January 27th 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Claridge House at 2445 Lyttonsville Rd, …

Maryland Department of Health announces nearly $278,500 in grants to expand CenteringPregnancy sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday recognized Maternal Health Awareness Day with an announcement of nearly $278,500 in new grant money to expand CenteringPregnancy sites. The two-year $278,478 grant awarded to the Centering Healthcare Institute will expand to seven the number of CenteringPregnancy sites offering comprehensive prenatal care. The funding period will run through June 30, 2026. “Expanding …

Baltimore City, County to host public meetings to update residents on process to report water service line material

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore Service Line Partnership has announced two public meetings for Baltimore City and County residents to learn what water customers need to do to identify and report their water service line material. The Baltimore Service Line Partnership is a collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and …

Public health alert issued for ready-to-eat charcuterie products due to possible Salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about Salmonella illnesses. Officials say the contamination may be associated with ready-to-eat (RTE) charcuterie meat products in Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler and Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta. The Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta …

Olszewski announces new Baltimore County Quick Response Team to provide overdose care, connections to treatment

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced the launch of a Quick Response Team pilot program that will provide mobile, on-demand overdose care, resources, and harm reduction services to respond in real time to residents experiencing overdoses. “We are committed to combatting the deadly opioid epidemic – and preventing overdose deaths by ensuring residents have access to critical …

Baltimore County man, woman plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining over $300,000 in COVID-19 CARES Act loans

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man and woman have pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $300,000 in federal COVID-19 CARES Act loans. Theodore Mouzon, 42, of Pikesville, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, relating to the submission of fraudulent CARES Act loan applications. Co-defendant Yannice Nunez, 34, of Baltimore County, pleaded guilty to the same charge on …