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Owner Of Medical Frontiers Indicted On Conspiracy And Drug Charges

Acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song announced Thursday a Pittsburgh doctor was indicted on charges of conspiracy and unlawfully distributing controlled substances. Sixty-two-year-old Kazimierz Zielke, owner of Medical Frontiers in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, allegedly prescribed Schedule II narcotics on 13 separate … Continue reading

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Associate Of Pagans Motorcycle Club Gets 15-Year Prison Sentence For Conspiring To Distribute Controlled Substances

U.S. District Judge Nitza I. Quinones Aljandro announced Thursday an associate of the “Pagans” outlaw biker gang was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment for conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Joseph Mehl, aka “Joseph Montanero” partnered with former doctor of osteopathic … Continue reading

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Father-Son Team Charged In Connection With Selling Oxycodone And Fentanyl On The ‘Dark Web’

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Wednesday that a father and son team were charged with selling oxycodone and fentanyl on the “dark web.” Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Luciano and 29-year-old Philip Luciano, both of Staten Island allegedly distributed deadly opioids … Continue reading

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Maryland Overdose Deaths Climb Immensely Higher

The opioid epidemic has taken ahold of the entire nation. According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February, more than 183,000 Americans died from overdoses linked to prescription opioids during the last 16 years. … Continue reading

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Drug-Sniffing Dogs At Risk Of Overdose, Maryland Police Officers Step Up To Save Their Life

As police officers throughout Maryland are trying to get synthetic opioids off the street, their K-9 partners are becoming more at risk of overdose. It has been determined that synthetic opioids, such carfentanil and fentanyl, are more deadly and powerful … Continue reading

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Surgeons At Johns Hopkins Develop A Minimally Invasive Surgery To Treat Pancreatitis

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic pancreatitis. Currently the condition is treated with pancreatectomy, removal of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and the … Continue reading

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New Maryland Laws Going Into Effect On July The 1st

With the uncertainty created by the Trump White House, Maryland lawmakers have taken steps to prevent their state from losing Planned Parenthood funding. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, will help to diminish the impact of … Continue reading

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Maryland Babies Being Born With Drugs In Their System Is Rapidly Increasing

Hospitals throughout Maryland are forced to deal with an ever-increasing number of babies exposed to drugs. As the opioid epidemic grows, so do the youngest victims of opioid addiction. Infants born with opiates or narcotics in their system will have … Continue reading

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