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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 12, 2009
Marvin Leonard Venick, a longtime Giant Food Inc. pharmacist and Northwest Baltimore resident, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Nov. 2 at Courtland Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 76. Mr. Venick, the son of a Western Union telegrapher and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on North Pulaski Street. He was a 1950 graduate of City College and earned his pharmacist's degree in 1955 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate in Norfolk, Va., until being discharged in 1957.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window - and no one made a peep. The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better Living Through Chemistry" as a nebbishy small-town pharmacist unexpectedly displaying a chemically enhanced backbone. The place was State Circle in Annapolis, just across the street from the Maryland State House. Posamentier and Moore were shooting a scene that involved Rockwell's character vandalizing his own pharmacy.
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April 9, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) — A suburban Baltimore pharmacist has been sentenced to six years in prison for illegally selling tens of thousands of prescription painkiller pills. Forty-eight-year-old Ketankumar Patel of Eldersburg was also ordered at sentencing on Friday to forfeit $400,000. Authorities say Patel sold about 34,000 oxycodone pills to a drug dealer, who eventually worked as a DEA informant, between July 2007 and March 2009. They say Patel filled hundreds of phony prescriptions at his Reisterstown pharmacy and gave advice about how to forge prescriptions.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Herbert Charles Wagner, a retired pharmacist, died Dec. 21 at Sinai Hospital after suffering a fall a week earlier. He was 82 and lived at the Kensington Park Retirement Community. Born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, he was the son of Raphael "Ray" Wagner, a pharmacist who owned a business adjacent to the Hippodrome Theatre, and Rose Waller Wagner, a teacher. He attended the Robert E. Lee School, No. 49, and was a 1948 City College graduate. He earned a degree in biology at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Henry P. "Doc" Zetlin, a pharmacist who later became a kosher events caterer at a Baltimore hotel, died Monday of multiple organ failure at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms, came to the city and settled at first on Gay Street. The family later moved to Auchentoroly Terrace. After graduating from City College in 1933, he earned a degree in 1938 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
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April 10, 2010
A Reisterstown pharmacist was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison for selling 34,000 prescription painkillers to a drug dealer, the U.S. attorney's office for Maryland announced. Ketankumar Arvind Patel, 48, was also ordered to forfeit the $400,000 he was paid for the pills, which contained the powerful opioid oxycodone. Court records say that Patel, who lives in Eldersburg, told the dealer how to write phony prescriptions for OxyContin and Percocet, then filled them from his Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in the 11800 block of Reisterstown Road between 2007 and 2009.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 27, 2011
Vito "Doc" Tinelli Jr., a longtime Chestertown pharmacist, died Monday of an acute coronary embolism at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. He was 77. The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker and a homemaker, Mr. Tinelli was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, where he graduated in 1952 from Dundalk High School. He attended Kansas State University and earned his pharmacy degree in 1960 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Maryland, Mr. Tinelli moved to Chestertown, where he joined his brother-in-law, Alphonse Poklis, also a druggist, at the Chestertown Pharmacy.
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August 7, 2006
Charles Mindell, a Baltimore pharmacist and owner of a pioneering health food store, died of kidney disease Friday at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. The Pikesville resident was 90. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Forest Park High School, where he was captain of the basketball team. Soon after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1937, Mr. Mindell opened his own store on East North Avenue. As a young pharmacist, he changed the spelling of his last name from Mindel to Mindell to distinguish himself from his cousin Charles Mindel, a prominent Baltimore attorney.
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October 29, 1990
Walter Hendin, a retired pharmacist and businessman, died of cancer Saturday at Hollywood Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was 70.Mr. Hendin lived on Bancroft Road in Baltimore County before retiring to Hollywood in the early 1970s.Services for Mr. Hendin were being held today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.Mr. Hendin worked as a pharmacist for the old Read's drugstore chain before becoming co-owner with his brother of Hendin's Hollywood Fashions, a women's clothing store.
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By Peter Hermann | May 2, 2012
Howard County police have charged a man with holding up a pharmacist in Columbia with a syringe filled with blood that he claimed was tainted with the AIDS virus according to authorities. Police said the man got away with $27,000 worth of prescription drugs. The authorities said they confirmed the syringe contained blood and are testing it to determine if it indeed carried the virus. The suspect has been identified as Benjamin Frederick Blessing, 52, of the 5200 block of Golden Sky Court in Columbia.
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June 17, 2013
John J. Lewin III, of Churchville, Pharm.D., MBA, Division Director, Critical Care and Surgery Pharmacy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for distinguished service to pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems. The 2013 fellows were honored June 4 during the ASHP Summer Meeting and Exhibition in Minneapolis. The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program rewards excellence in pharmacy practice by granting recognition and promoting public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in hospital and health-system pharmacy.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 15, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office continues to seek information in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Darlington Pharmacy earlier this month. The Sheriff's Office released store surveillance photos of the robber on Monday morning. On Saturday, April 6, shortly after 1 p.m., a suspect described as a white man, 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build, attempted to rob the Darlington Pharmacy on Main Street in Darlington. The robber displayed a knife during the robbery attempt and demanded prescription medications from the pharmacist; however, the pharmacist told him they did not have any and the robber did not persist, according to the Sheriff's Office.
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By Peter Hermann | May 2, 2012
Howard County police have charged a man with holding up a pharmacist in Columbia with a syringe filled with blood that he claimed was tainted with the AIDS virus according to authorities. Police said the man got away with $27,000 worth of prescription drugs. The authorities said they confirmed the syringe contained blood and are testing it to determine if it indeed carried the virus. The suspect has been identified as Benjamin Frederick Blessing, 52, of the 5200 block of Golden Sky Court in Columbia.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Henry P. "Doc" Zetlin, a pharmacist who later became a kosher events caterer at a Baltimore hotel, died Monday of multiple organ failure at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms, came to the city and settled at first on Gay Street. The family later moved to Auchentoroly Terrace. After graduating from City College in 1933, he earned a degree in 1938 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
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By Bob Allen | June 22, 2011
It could be said that Sheila Song's choice of career as a geriatric pharmacist is in herblood. For it is the close relationship the Carney resident has long shared with her grandmother, Cheng Soon Song, now 89, who had a major role in Song's upbringing, and who led Song to see that there is both need and reward in working with the elderly. The Loch Raven High School graduate, Song, 25, recently earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy after completing an intensive four-year program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
Vito "Doc" Tinelli Jr., a longtime Chestertown pharmacist, died May 23 of an acute coronary embolism at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. He was 77. The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker and a homemaker, Mr. Tinelli was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, where he graduated in 1952 from Dundalk High School. He attended Kansas State University and earned his pharmacy degree in 1960 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Maryland, Mr. Tinelli moved to Chestertown, where he joined his brother-in-law, Alphonse Poklis, also a druggist, at the Chestertown Pharmacy.
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November 11, 1997
Jerome Block, a Baltimore pharmacist and bicyclist, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 22 at Sinai Hospital. He was 68 and lived in Owings Mills.After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1953, he was an Army pharmacist until 1955. He then joined Curtis Bay Pharmacy, which had been established in the early 1930s by his father, also a pharmacist.The business was sold in 1985 and he continued to work as a pharmacist at local pharmacies.Born and raised in Northwest Baltimore, he was a 1949 graduate of Forest Park High School.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2011
Nia Alleyne is a critical cog in No. 2 Aberdeen's run to the state tournament as it goes for its first state title beginning with Thursday's semifinal vs. Largo at UMBC. Averaging 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals, the 5-foot-8 junior can play any forward or guard position. Alleyne, 17, is as strong in the classroom as she is on the court. Enrolled in Aberdeen's challenging Science and Mathematics Academy, she maintains a 3.4 GPA and plans to become a pharmacist. She plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Baltimore Cougars and runs cross country and track for the Eagles.
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