FDA readying ban on flavored e-cigarettes amidst health scare

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has announced plans to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, the culmination of a nationwide crackdown on vaping following a spike in respiratory illnesses connected to e-cigarette use.  Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said banning…

Hogan signs bills on hate crimes, cyberbullying

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, pored over almost 200 bills on April 18, 2019, signing into law measures concerning cyberbullying, hate crimes and a state-recognized Freedom of the Press Day.

HHS initiative aims to prevent new cases of HIV in Maryland and other “trouble spots”

The US Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with local health departments to help diagnose and prevent new cases of HIV. In Maryland there are three “hot spots:” Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County.

Legislation aims to improve oversight of nursing homes

Nursing homes in Maryland would get better oversight under two bills passed this year by the General Assembly.

Committee weighs bill to enforce Maryland hiring law

The Maryland House Appropriations Committee this week debated a bill regarding the hiring of state employees that would add more oversight to enforce laws enacted by the legislature more than a decade ago.

Maryland bill addresses questions about state hiring policy

Concerns about a possible hiring-policy change at the Maryland Department of Health involving Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointments office prompted legislation that would add more oversight to enforce laws enacted by the state more than a decade ago.

State lawmakers use Twitter to urge renewal of CHIP funds

State legislators have been actively tweeting, urging Congress to pass legislation that reauthorizes the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Senator Chris Van Hollen spoke about the need for a bipartisan approach to this issues in a statement provided to Capital News Service.

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