Entries by Hassan Sheikh

Major Pharmacy Chains Bring Suit Against Physicians

This past November, the Washington Post published an article detailing how major pharmacy chains, including Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS,  and others are facing a trial later this year over their ”role” in the opioid crisis. Now, the Post is reporting that those same pharmacies have turned around and sued physicians across northeast Ohio. The pharmacies are […]

CDC Issues a Warning for Vape Users

On August 30, 2019 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an official Health Advisory for users of e-cigarette products. Patients from several states have experienced respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The symptoms appeared in e-cigarette users a few days to several weeks after the use of […]

An Update on the Measles Outbreak in Maryland

Hassan Sheikh is a Law & Policy Analyst for CHHS, and works full-time assisting the Baltimore City Department of Public Health.  Measles can present in a patient anywhere between 10 to 14 days after initial exposure to the virus. Symptoms can include fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes, or a skin rash. Although cases […]