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November 26, 2012
On behalf of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, we are writing to commend Sun reporter Andrea Walker for a fair and honest reflection of information discussed during her interview with board executive director LaVerne Naesea and board commissioner David Chason about the board's monitoring of sterile compounding pharmacies and addressing potential gaps in oversight. The article's on-line headline, "Maryland pharmacy of board says it can adequately monitor compounding pharmacies - Board beefed up standards in recent years" (Nov.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Maryland-based EPIC Pharmacies will soon have a new CEO, when independent pharmacy owner Jay Romero takes charge at the beginning of next year. Romero, who has served on EPIC's board of directors since 2012, is expected to bring to the Cockeysville-headquartered network a "real-world understanding of the challenges facing independent pharmacists today and in the future," said Jeff Sherr, vice president of EPIC's board of directors, in a statement ...
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NEWS
January 3, 2014
Having been a nurse for 48 years, I know that in the past when patients were discharged from the hospital or emergency room they were given a small supply of medication to take home with them until they could get their prescriptions filled. I am not sure when the policy changed, but I am sure it is about cost control and possibly an insurance issue rather than the hospital policy itself. Patients must now have their prescriptions filled at a pharmacy, no matter what time they are discharged.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Anne Arundel County police arrested four people Monday in connection with the robbery of a drug store in Brooklyn. According to police, two individuals ran from the entrance of the Medicine Shoppe in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway as officers arrived around 12:08 p.m. Monday. The suspects tried to get into a waiting vehicle, but officers detained the suspects and two others in the vehicle, police said in a news release. Police discovered stolen prescription medications, including Oxycontin, and a pellet gun used as a weapon, police said.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmacy.com | November 3, 2006
My doctor shaved off some skin and put Spanish fly (cantharidin) on my wart. It stung for 24 hours, but the wart went away. Forget the bacon grease, duct tape or other home remedies. This works. Spanish fly has an undeserved reputation as an aphrodisiac. It is actually a very irritating substance made by male blister beetles. Dermatologists have used the active ingredient, cantharidin, to trigger an immune response that helps eliminate warts. This prescription liquid must be applied with care by a physician because it might burn and cause a painful blister.
NEWS
April 3, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Ellicott City National Pike , 9300 block, 10 a.m. March 24. Masked man entered business and confronted employee, demanding prescription drugs. When demands not met, man fled. Elkridge/Jessup Washington Boulevard, 8300 block, 5:50 a.m. March 25. 2000 White Ford Truck Maryland tag 1EC3935 stolen.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
A vehicle crashed into a CVS pharmacy in downtown Baltimore Friday morning, injuring three people. An accident between a white 2003 Mercury Mountaineer and a 2005 Crown Victoria propelled the SUV completely inside the store, which is located in the unit block of Light Street, at around 10:47 a.m., Baltimore police said. Light Street near Lombard Street was briefly closed while a towing crew extricated the Mountaineer from the store. Kenny Johnson, who works security at a parking garage across the street from CVS, said he witnessed the crash.
NEWS
January 16, 1991
The Washington Heights Pharmacy recently has retained Bonnie Heneson Communications Inc., an Owings Mills, Baltimore County, public relations and marketing communications firm.The store is a full service pharmacy and durable medical equipment company.
BUSINESS
By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Maryland-based EPIC Pharmacies will soon have a new CEO, when independent pharmacy owner Jay Romero takes charge at the beginning of next year. Romero, who has served on EPIC's board of directors since 2012, is expected to bring to the Cockeysville-headquartered network a "real-world understanding of the challenges facing independent pharmacists today and in the future," said Jeff Sherr, vice president of EPIC's board of directors, in a statement ...
NEWS
December 16, 1990
WESTMINSTER - The Washington Heights Pharmacy is celebrating its 15th anniversary.The pharmacy is owned by registered pharmacists Larry Hogue and Art Riley. Both are on the staff of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and coordinate the Pharmacy Externship Program there.Washington Heights Pharmacy also serves as an externship site for pharmacy students.The pharmacy offers state of the art equipment, supplies and services, including: * Patient counseling on proper use of prescription and non-presciption medication and instruction in proper use of medical equipment and supplies.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Cockeysville-based Epic Pharmacies Inc. said Wednesday it is searching for a CEO and president to replace Angelo Voxakis, who plans to retire at the end of the year. Voxakis, a longtime advocate for community pharmacies and a pharmacy owner, has led the national network of independently owned pharmacies for 16 years. The company has formed an executive search committee. Epic has grown from 300 member pharmacies to 1,500 since Voxakis joined the co-op of community pharmacies. Membership in Epic Pharmacy Network Inc., which offers centralized contracting services, also has grown, from 280 to 2,200 stores.
NEWS
April 5, 2014
I had one of those "think it and it happens" moments this winter. On a walk to the post office, I passed the Roland Park Shopping Center. I remembered the old Roland Park Bakery & Deli and the fabulous banana cream pie its owner, Anita Ward, once made there. She moved her deli to Hampden three years ago and closed it in November. I wondered where she was and what she was doing. The day she closed in Hampden, she said she had some options, but that she was first going to California for Thanksgiving.
NEWS
April 3, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Ellicott City National Pike , 9300 block, 10 a.m. March 24. Masked man entered business and confronted employee, demanding prescription drugs. When demands not met, man fled. Elkridge/Jessup Washington Boulevard, 8300 block, 5:50 a.m. March 25. 2000 White Ford Truck Maryland tag 1EC3935 stolen.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
The closing of five Baltimore-area NeighborCare Pharmacies on Friday was part of parent company Omnicare Inc.'s move away from retail pharmacies to focus on its core business serving institutions, an Omnicare spokesman said Monday. Customers' prescription records were transferred to Walgreens from the closed locations, including 2600 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore; 11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia; 23 Crossroad Drive, Owings Mills; 4000 Old Court Road, Pikesville; and 325 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
NeighborCare Pharmacies has closed five of its Baltimore-area locations. Customers are being directed to use nearby Walgreens locations to fill their existing prescriptions The pharmacies closed at 4 p.m. Friday. NeighborCare could not be immediately reached for comment. Closed locations are: 2600 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore; 11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia; 23 Crossroad Drive, Owings Mills; 4000 Old Court Road, Pikesville (Naylors); 325 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
A vehicle crashed into a CVS pharmacy in downtown Baltimore Friday morning, injuring three people. An accident between a white 2003 Mercury Mountaineer and a 2005 Crown Victoria propelled the SUV completely inside the store, which is located in the unit block of Light Street, at around 10:47 a.m., Baltimore police said. Light Street near Lombard Street was briefly closed while a towing crew extricated the Mountaineer from the store. Kenny Johnson, who works security at a parking garage across the street from CVS, said he witnessed the crash.
NEWS
January 30, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Baltimore National Pike,  9300 block, 2:33 p.m. Jan. 23. Employees confronted inside Ellicott City Pharmacy by man armed with handgun who demanded drugs. Drugs stolen. In other news from the Crime Log:  Ellicott City Waterloo Road, 5600 block, 3:06 p.m. Jan. 25. Entry gained to residence by forcing open rear door.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
The Museum of Industry announced Monday it had received a surprise donation from Unilever of roughly two dozen boxes of photographs, documents, and advertising materials related to Noxzema, the widely-used skin cream first sold in the early 1900s from a North Avenue pharmacy in Baltimore. Baltimore pharmacist George Bunting, who named his company the Noxell Corp., later expanded into other areas, including CoverGirl cosmetics. Noxell had about 1,400 Hunt Valley employees in 1989, when Procter & Gamble bought the business for $1.3 billion.
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