Business, Health, Sci-Tech

Attorney General announces $60 million multi-state settlement with C.R. Bard, Inc.

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Surgical mesh is a synthetic knitted or woven fabric that is permanently implanted in …


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Governor Hogan announces acquisition of 250,000 rapid antigen tests from Becton Dickinson through compact with Rockefeller Foundation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the acquisition of 250,000 rapid point-of-care antigen tests, which will be deployed to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and correctional and juvenile detention centers across the state. The purchase makes Maryland, the founding member of the bipartisan interstate testing compact with the Rockefeller Foundation, the first state in the compact to move forward with …


Governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia announce partnership with Rockefeller Foundation for 3 million rapid antigen tests

UPDATE: Additional states have now joined the interstate compact – details here. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with The Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care …

Baltimore County announces new supply agreement with BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions to secure COVID-19 testing collection, transport kits

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced a new supply agreement with Sparks-based BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions (IDS), part of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, to directly purchase COVID-19 testing collection and transport kits to enhance Baltimore County’s ability to provide more robust testing capacity over the coming weeks and months. Baltimore County …