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January 8, 1999
Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. received approval yesterday to market in Europe its new device for detecting a heart attack, and said it hopes to launch human trials with the device later this year so it can seek Food and Drug Administration approval to market it in the United States.Columbia-based Meridian hopes its PRIME ECG device emerges as a new standard diagnostic for determining if a person is experiencing a heart attack, and might one day replace the electrocardiogram, which has been the standard of care for more than 50 years.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
A Mississippi-based Anheuser-Busch wholesaler has agreed to purchase Winner Distributing Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County, and an interest in F. P. Winner Ltd., a distributor in Maryland for brands such as Corona, Pabst and Sierra Nevada. Mitchell Distributing did not disclose terms of the deal. It plans to operate both Winner and F.P. Winner from a single warehouse instead of two separate facilities. Winner had notified Maryland's labor department in late January that it was laying off 125 workers at the end of February and closing the warehouse on Canton Center Drive in eastern Baltimore County.
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By Michael Dresser | June 15, 1997
This toasty California white wine has that cool-breeze character you often find in Santa Barbara County chardonnays. There's plenty of crisp, appley fruit and lively acidity, with a well-modulated hint of oak. There's as much complexity as you can find in many a $20 chardonnay.Pub Date: 6/15/97
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By Richard Gorelick and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2010
Meridian 54 is the new restaurant in that crossroads building where Red Fish used to be. A succession of owners never could set Red Fish right after the departure of Ted Stelzenmuller, its founding chef, now executive chef and co-owner of Jack's Bistro. Part of the problem might have been that the posh azure-and-snow decor of Red Fish almost demanded a menu with culinary ambition, even when there wasn't a new chef around to refresh or maintain it, or maybe even an audience looking for it. In its relatively short run, Meridian 54 has also lost its original chef, Russell Braitsch, who moved on to open Diablita Cantina.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | May 18, 1993
Responding to competition from alternative care facilities, Meridian Healthcare Inc. says it will spend up to $87 million in the next five years in an ambitious plan to retool its nursing home facilities and branch off into new businesses.Meridian's planned investment comes as nursing homes, including its own, are losing business to less expensive alternatives such as home health care, assisted living and retirement centers."We felt running a business in the '90s was much more challenging than in the '70s and '80s," said Edward A. Burchell, president and chief executive officer of Meridian.
BUSINESS
By Dow Jones News Service | September 23, 1993
'TC NEW YORK -- A delayed reaction to Genesis Health Ventures Inc.'s planned purchase of a privately held nursing home company in Towson apparently sent shares of the company higher yesterday in active trading on the New York Stock Exchange.Market players said investors were finally digesting the pending merger with Meridian Healthcare, which is widely considered a boon for Genesis, with headquarters in Kennett Square, Pa.Meridian is "a high-quality chain of nursing homes," said Michael Leconey of RAS Securities.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
Genesis Health Ventures Inc. of Kennett Square, Pa., said yesterday that it will acquire Meridian Healthcare, a privately held nursing home company based in Towson, for $205 million in cash and assumed debt. The combined company, with 12,600 licensed beds concentrated in the mid-Atlantic states and Florida, would be the sixth-largest publicly traded long-term care company in the country.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. It already has been approved by the boards of both companies, which would be merged.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1997
Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., a Columbia-based medical devices company, broadened yesterday its efforts to get consumers to return a spring-activated automatic injector pen, a small batch of which were found to be defective.In addition, Meridian said that the voluntary recall for the injectors, sold for treating severe allergic reactions, would hurt fourth quarter earnings."It was a tough decision, but we decided we had to do what was right for the patients," said James H. Miller, Meridian's president and chief executive officer.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
A Maryland company's recall of an automatic injector widely used to treat severe allergic reactions has triggered a run on replacements, wiping out supplies at pharmacies for what could be several more weeks.The shortages are persisting nearly two weeks after Columbia-based Meridian Medical Technologies Inc.'s May 8 recall and despite a sharp increase in production at its Ohio plant, where it has instituted a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week schedule. The company has promised free replacements for the roughly 1 million epinephrine-loaded EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. injectors involved.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | May 14, 1998
The company that recalled a million units of its emergency allergy-fighting injections last week has failed to deliver on its promise to provide quick replacements, leaving millions of Americans without medication they might need to stop life-threatening allergic reactions to food and insect bites.The self-injecting devices with the drug epinephrine were recalled last week because the maker, Meridian Medical Technologies of Columbia, discovered that certain lots were not potent enough to stop reactions that can lead to swelling, suffocation, blood pressure loss and shock.
NEWS
March 25, 2008
On March 21, 2008, RALPH STEGER, passed away at Sinai Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Steger was born January 24, 1940 in Meridian, OK. to Opal B. Steger and the late Daniel B. Steger, after graduating from Langston University with a BS Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics he was employed for 30 years at Edgewood Arsenal as a Chemist before retiring in 1995. He is survived by his mother two beloved brothers, Tommy (Willa) Steger, of Baltimore, Timothy Steger of San Antonio, TX., two sisters Shirley Steger Williams of Guthrie, OK. and Phyllis Steger (Owen)
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2005
Willamette Valley, Ore., is having a memorable time at the Cal Ripken 12-and-Under World Series in Aberdeen, moments that almost didn't happen. The Pacific Northwest Region champs are playing well at 1-1 after nearly being deprived of playing. Unlike most community all-star teams in the series, Willamette, which is about two hours from Portland, didn't have to cut anybody trying out. "Our team came out of a pool of 10 teams and 120 kids," said Oregon manager Jody Allard. "We only had 12 come out, so we kept all 12 players to come here and this is great.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2003
King Pharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday that it completed its $247.8 million acquisition of Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., a Columbia-based maker of prefilled drug injectors. The Bristol, Tenn.-based company is paying Meridian stockholders $44.50 a share in cash. The firm is evaluating how to combine Meridian into its operations but plans no immediate changes, said James E. Green, a spokesman for King. "We will operate as an independent, [wholly] owned subsidiary of King," said James H. Miller, the former Meridian chief executive officer, who will oversee the subsidiary and be an executive vice president.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2002
Emergency room doctors who treat patients with chest pains usually diagnose based on readings from a 12-point electrocardiogram, or EKG, test. But soon, they could be outfitting their patients with an 80-point electrocardiac vest, and getting a reading that could allow them to see a three-dimensional picture of the heart. Meridian Medical Technologies, the Columbia-based company that makes the vest and the electronic hardware that shows the patient's condition, recently won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its Prime ECG electrocardiac mapping system in the United States.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2001
In the wake of a bioterrorism threat that has become a reality in Washington and across the nation, two Howard County companies are hoping to become part of the nation's defense plan and secure a share of defense dollars. Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., which offers nerve-agent antidotes in self-injectable devices, announced last week that it has received $6 million worth of new orders for its product. That's more than 10 percent of the total revenue Meridian booked in its last fiscal year, which ended in July.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2001
When the United States goes to war, it relies heavily on the might of Maryland's defense industry. More than 850 companies in the state produce a wide variety of military hardware - from some of the biggest names in the industry to some so tiny that few people have heard of them. Maryland companies are working on defense contracts valued at $8.8 billion, according to Lynford Morton, a spokesman for the federal Defense Contract Management Agency. The state is fourth in the nation in terms of receiving prime contract funds from the Pentagon, according to the state Department of Business and Economic Development.
NEWS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2000
As part of a federal program that could mean a boost for Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., the Columbia company has delivered the first of what it anticipates will be a series of nerve gas antidote kits to help major cities prepare for terrorist attacks. Meridian made its first delivery through the program to Oklahoma City this month, and confirmed two orders for unidentified cities last week. "What this means for our company is one, nerve gas antidote kits, to our knowledge, will always be an integral part of this program, and two, those kits will always be ours," said James H. Miller, Meridian's president and chief executive officer.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2000
Columbia-based Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. reported net income of $425,000 for its fiscal first quarter yesterday, up 20 percent from $354,000 in the first quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share were 12 cents for the three months that ended Oct. 31, a penny more than in last year's first quarter. Revenue was $13 million, a 10.5 percent increase over the $11.8 million posted for the first quarter of last year. James H. Miller, Meridian's president and chief executive officer, said the results were in line with what the company expected.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2000
Columbia-based Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income yesterday of $1 million, up from $99,000 for the fourth quarter last year. Earnings per share were 31 cents for the quarter ending July 31, up from 3 cents. Much of the company's success was fueled by sales of its core products. Meridian manufactures EpiPens, automatic injectors filled with epinephrine to calm reactions to bee stings and other allergies, and prefilled auto-injectors to treat the effects of chemical warfare.
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