While Congress and the Trump administration were promoting greater use of the addiction medication buprenorphine to quell the opioid epidemic, a handful of states were licensing new methadone clinics in dozens of the nation’s hardest-hit communities. In fact, the methadone treatment industry, which began in the late 1960s, grew more in the past four years than it has in the past two decades, said Mark Parrino, president of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid
Resolution by one of the nation’s largest medical organizations urges the American Medical Association to drop its opposition as well. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) in early October by adopting a new position of “engaged neutrality” on the issue of medical aid in dying.
Since the new position by AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than 120,000 members, is at odds with the
Frederick News-Post Letter to the Editor I have known Sen. Ron Young since I relocated my business to Frederick from Ellicott City in 1973. It was a time when throughout the country businesses were abandoning city centers and fleeing to the suburbs. Empty storefronts and vacant older buildings were plentiful, and Frederick city was no exception. Fortunately, Frederick had just elected a mayor who brought new energy and vision at a critical time, and so Frederick escaped the w
I support a woman's right to choose what's best for her body and her health care. All women must be supported in their pregnancy and postpartum. Our maternal mortality rate is significantly higher than many other developed Nations. This is unacceptable. Too many women are reported feeling traumatized by their birth. It should be one of the happiest days in a woman's life. Not one of her most traumatic ones. 1 in 3 women give birth by Cesarean. This is too high and exceeds
Under this Governor, Maryland has slipped from the #1 to 5th ranked public school system in the United States. We need to strive to return to number one and continuously improve. The United States has fallen behind the educational achievements of many other countries in important areas of learning, particularly math and science. As a cosponsor of the Kirwin Commission bill, I believe it lays out a path to improve our public education system and rebuild it as a world-class edu