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The 10 Best Drugs Coming Out Of Baltimore

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4. Anything from the University of Maryland BioPark / Via

Labs at the University of Maryland BioPark spin out dozens of new patents a year, and not just for pharmaceuticals. The work there also leads to breakthroughs in genetics and medical devices.

5. Anything from Johns Hopkins University


Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are renowned for cutting-edge research in medicine and public health. They’re developing potential cures for everything from ALS to cancer. Now THOSE are some good drugs.

6. Crack(ed) Crabs

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We know what you’ve heard about Baltimore, and it’s true — it has the best crack(ed) crabs in the world. Trust only a local to be your guide. And once you try one, you might get hooked.

7. Aphrodisiacs

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Baltimore writer H.L. Mencken described the Chesapeake Bay as "a great protein factory" for its tremendous seafood bounty. When it comes to oysters, we’re not saying there’s any truth to the libido-enhancing rumors, but it’s worth a shot. From high end to buck-a-shuck, this town’s got the good stuff.

9. Love

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We admit we'll use any excuse to quote Ke$ha. In Baltimore, your love, your love, your love is a drug."Dreamy waterfront views? Check. Romantic inns or champagne in a 5-star hotel? Check in.

10. Berger's Cookies

They're mounds of fudge on shortbread cookies that should come with a warning label. (Yes, they're that addictive.)