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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $3 Million to Fight State’s Heroin Epidemic

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that his administration is providing $3 million in state grants to help eradicate the heroin epidemic in Maryland, including $35,000 for a heroin coordinator at the Montgomery County Police Department. According to a news release, a total of $931,371 will go toward funding a heroin coordinator in law enforcement […]

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June 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Emergent BioSolutions Lands Contract to Develop and Manufacture Zika Virus Vaccine

Gaithersburg based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions has been tapped to develop and manufacture an early stage Zika Virus vaccine. The company announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has been awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued up to $21.9 million, this week. BARDA […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: “Heroin Highway is Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Washington County on Tuesday to announce two grants to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Hogan said the state is awarding over $90,000 to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and $125,000 to the Maryland State Police Department to identify and prosecute drug traffickers, particularly on Interstate 81, which, he […]

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July 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force Meets

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined with members of the The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, elected officials, law enforcement, and substance abuse advocates for the sixth regional summit to address Maryland’s growing heroin crisis. The summit was held in Silver Spring at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. The Heroin and Opioid Emergency […]

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December 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

John McCarthy: Exploding Heroin Problem in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the exploding heroin problem in the state of Maryland and in Montgomery County in particular. “We had five heroin, suspected heroin overdose deaths in Montgomery County alone last week. We had 18 deaths last year, this is a growing problem,” said McCarthy. “We have […]

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