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Artificial Tears eye drops recalled after numerous reports of eye infections, 1 death

WASHINGTON, DC—Global Pharma Healthcare is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of their Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, distributed by EzriCare, LLC- and Delsam Pharma, to the consumer level, due to possible contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted the FDA to an investigation of a multi-state cluster of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-β-lactamase (VIM)- and Guiana-Extended Spectrum-β-Lactamase (GES)- producing …


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Maryland Department of Health issues consumer advisory for enoki mushrooms due to Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co Ltd. in Shandong Province, China, because of potential contamination with Listeria bacteria. Samples collected and tested by MDH in early January were positive for the Listeria bacteria. MDH is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other states …


Baltimore County highlights suicide prevention resources with courthouse dome lighting

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County is lighting the iconic dome atop its historic Courthouse in yellow to help bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention efforts. The dome, first lit at dusk on Thursday, September 8, will remain lit through Sunday, September 11. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The glowing tribute will honor those affected by suicide and cast a …

Maryland Department of Health launches human monkeypox data dashboard

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Health on Friday announced the launch of a human monkeypox data dashboard containing demographics on human monkeypox case counts and vaccination numbers in the state. “This tool will further help health care providers deliver the care that is needed to Marylanders affected by human monkeypox,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “The dashboard …

Governor Hogan issues update on state’s response to monkeypox outbreak

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health have issued an update on the state’s response to the recent monkeypox outbreak, including efforts to make testing, vaccination, and public health resources widely available for high-risk populations.  To date, there have been no deaths attributed to monkeypox in the U.S. “Since before our first monkeypox case was identified, the …

Maryland Department of Health receives 1-year, nearly $700,000 HHS grant to enhance telehealth services in family planning sites

BALTIMORE, MD— The Maryland Department of Health has been awarded a one-year, $699,987 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support statewide efforts to improve health equity by expanding telehealth services in family planning and preventive care service sites. MDH will use the funds through May 31, 2023, to provide telehealth capacity-building training and technical …

First case of presumed human monkeypox virus identified in Maryland, risk of transmission remains low

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Thursday identified the first presumed case of human monkeypox virus infection in an adult Maryland resident from the National Capital Region. The individual is currently recovering in isolation and is not hospitalized. The initial testing was conducted at the State Public Health …

FDA investigating hepatitis outbreak potentially connected to organic strawberries

BALTIMORE, MD—The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. Currently, the potentially …