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July 29, 2013
So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ( "Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an R rated movie, to get a driver's license, to get on an airplane etc. What Mr. Holder and the Obama administration can't stand is the fact that Texas is a Republican stronghold with a lot of electoral votes. The article talks about gerrymandering: "The state's plans for redrawing political boundaries after the 2010 census intentionally discriminated against minorities.
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July 29, 2013
So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ( "Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an R rated movie, to get a driver's license, to get on an airplane etc. What Mr. Holder and the Obama administration can't stand is the fact that Texas is a Republican stronghold with a lot of electoral votes. The article talks about gerrymandering: "The state's plans for redrawing political boundaries after the 2010 census intentionally discriminated against minorities.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Jonathan Bor and Dennis O'Brien and Jonathan Bor,SUN REPORTERS | August 16, 2007
In a move sought by Baltimore health officials, federal regulators said yesterday that independent experts will hold hearings to evaluate safety concerns about cough and cold remedies for young children. The announcement comes months after the city health commissioner and other experts petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit drugmakers from marketing the remedies for infants and to require warning labels stating the products "have not been found to be safe or effective" for children under 6. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the health commissioner, said the FDA's decision to conduct two days of advisory panel hearings in October shows the agency is "taking the issue seriously."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Jonathan Bor and Dennis O'Brien and Jonathan Bor,SUN REPORTERS | August 16, 2007
In a move sought by Baltimore health officials, federal regulators said yesterday that independent experts will hold hearings to evaluate safety concerns about cough and cold remedies for young children. The announcement comes months after the city health commissioner and other experts petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit drugmakers from marketing the remedies for infants and to require warning labels stating the products "have not been found to be safe or effective" for children under 6. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the health commissioner, said the FDA's decision to conduct two days of advisory panel hearings in October shows the agency is "taking the issue seriously."
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | March 12, 1991
A month after two kindergartners were suspended from a Carroll County school for possession of a prescription medicine, the county school system suspended two high school students for unauthorized use of aspirin.As with the two-day suspension of the 5-year-olds from Westminster Elementary, the recent five-day suspension of the students from Westminster High School was the result of strict enforcement of the county's policy against drug and alcohol use in schools.The father of one of the students suspended from Westminster High last month said he supported the county policy that forbids unsupervised consumption of medicines and felt responsible for not being aware of it. He asked that his daughter's name not be printed, but said he hopes that publicity about the case will help other parents become familiar with the policy.
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By JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON and JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | March 9, 2003
I went to my physician when I had a really bad cold with a cough and asked her what over-the-counter cough medicine I should buy. She told me: "None! Get some vanilla ice cream and pour Kahlua over it." Do you know what? That's the best cough medicine I have ever had. I've told my family and friends about it, and they all agree. Your doctor's advice certainly sounds original. We have no doubt that ice cream, with or without Kahlua, tastes a lot better than cough medicine with dextromethorphan.
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By JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON | October 28, 2005
Can terpin hydrate still be purchased without a prescription? I've never found another cough syrup that works as well. Terpin hydrate was a popular cough medicine from the late 1800s until the mid-1990s. Then the Food and Drug Administration banned it on the grounds that it had not been proven effective. As an expectorant, terpin hydrate was supposed to loosen mucus and relieve coughs. It was derived from natural sources such as oil of turpentine or compounds found in oregano, thyme and eucalyptus.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 27, 1999
A fencing ring that sold more than $10 million worth of stolen goods in Maryland, New York and Georgia has been broken up with the indictment of 29 people, according to Richard H. Deane Jr., the U.S. Attorney for Georgia.Those indicted included a former Atlanta police officer and residents of the Atlanta area, Maryland and upstate New York.They were charged with conspiracy, money laundering and interstate transportation of stolen goods.The scheme -- which goes back to 1994 -- included the theft of pain relievers, cough medicine, health and beauty aids, electronics, tobacco products, razor blades, film and batteries from discount outlets like Target and other Atlanta stores.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | May 6, 2006
Former WMAR-TV sportscaster Keith Ross Mills was sentenced yesterday to nine months of house arrest for stealing prescription painkillers from his next-door neighbor in Linthicum, a woman with cancer. Mills, 48, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary before Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck. At yesterday's hearing, the neigbhbor, Ladye Parsons, testified that Mills' actions had disrupted her sense of security. "I haven't beaten cancer," she said. "I'd like to know that I can die at home and pain-free."
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By BOSTON GLOBE | October 1, 1996
Harvard University has agreed to pay $775,000 -- the second largest sum ever for violating federal drug regulations -- to settle civil claims that sloppy record-keeping and lax security at its campus pharmacy allowed a technician to steal more than 7,500 doses of codeine-laced cough syrup.The settlement with the U.S. attorney's office also covers claims that the university pharmacy never verified computer information on refills, never reported shortages of anti-anxiety drugs to federal authorities and delivered drugs to clinics at its law, business and medical schools and to Dillon Field House without proper prescriptions.
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By SUSAN REIMER | May 10, 2005
OUR RESOURCEFUL children have found new ways to get high without the hassle of waiting for a drug dealer under a street light in a seedy neighborhood. The family medicine cabinet. A national study on teen drug abuse by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that more teens had abused a prescription painkiller or over-the-counter cough medicine than had experimented with Ecstasy, cocaine, crack or LSD. And while there have been steady declines in the numbers of teens who smoke, drink or use marijuana, one in five teens reports abusing the painkillers OxyContin or Vicodin, and 37 percent say they know someone who does.
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