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Director of Towson pain management clinic sentenced for conspiracy to distribute, dispense oxycodone

BALTIMORE, MD—The director of a Towson pain management clinic has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Tuesday sentenced Norman Rosen, 84, of Towson, to four months of home detention as part of 18 months of probation, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and dispense …


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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 …


Baltimore County conducts enhanced bacterial monitoring, provides update on Back River

TOWSON, MD—In response to recent public health concerns about water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has directed Baltimore County’s environmental health specialists and natural resource specialists to coordinate enhanced bacterial monitoring of Back River in the areas adjacent to and downstream from Baltimore City’s Back River Wastewater Treatment plant. In addition to routine seasonal sampling …

Associate Medical Director of Baltimore County pain management practice sentenced to federal prison for accepting kick-backs

BALTIMORE, MD—The Associate Medical Director of a Baltimore County pain management clinic will spend time behind bars after accepting kick-backs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III this week sentenced Howard Hoffberg, M.D., 65, of Reisterstown, to eight months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statutes, in connection with a …

Baltimore County announces additional dates for rapid at-home COVID test distribution

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced additional dates for the distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. Information on the county’s distribution schedule for the week of January 24, 2021 is below: Date Time Location Type Monday, 1/24/22 1 p.m. until supplies last Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – Catonsville, 800 S Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 Drive …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce new COVID-19 isolation, quarantine guidelines

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Friday announced new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines. Effective Tuesday, January 18, 2022, BCPS will follow the new procedures below, which they say are in alignment with updated state and county guidance. ISOLATION PROCEDURES Student/Staff has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19: Students and staff must stay home for at least five …

Baltimore County announces additional dates for rapid at-home COVID test distribution

UPDATE: Additional dates have been announced here. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced plans for additional dates for distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. To date, local officials have already provided thousands of at-home tests directly to residents amid the omicron variant spike. Information on Baltimore County’s distribution schedule for the …

County Executive Olszewski announces distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits, county testing expansion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced updates on Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing, including plans for the distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID tests for residents and the expansion of county-run testing sites. “Expanding Baltimore County’s testing availability will help ensure residents can take every precaution to protect themselves and their loved …