Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meningitis outbreak

  • CDC reports two more meningitis outbreak deaths; toll now 14

    (Reuters) - Two more people have died from fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections, bringing the total to 14 deaths since the outbreak began last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday. A total of 170 people have been ...

  • Meningitis Outbreak Throws Spotlight on 'Compounding' Pharmacies

    THURSDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans had probably never heard the term "compounding pharmacy" until the meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections produced at a Massachusetts facility erupted last month.

  • Scott Brown donates $10000 raised from pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak

    By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff. Senator Scott Brown will donate $10,000 of campaign funds to the Meningitis Foundation of America, money his campaign received from the owners and executives of the pharmacy linked to the national meningitis outbreak that ...

  • Tonight on AC360: Meningitis outbreak, a family's heartbreak

    The New England Compounding Center (NECC) that made the steroid linked to the meningitis outbreak has recalled the drug and shut down its operations as the FDA, CDC and Massachusetts officials investigate the facility.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 170 cases, 14 deaths

    By The Associated Press An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

  • CDC leads fight against meningitis outbreak

    The emergency operations center is bustling at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, where scientists recently learned that the fungus linked to a multistate outbreak of lethal meningitis is actually two fungi. That means the CDC must revise the ...

  • As meningitis outbreak spreads, public health funds shrink

    At the first sign of a meningitis outbreak last week, the Tennessee Department of Health sprang into action. It set up emergency operation centers across the state, where officials could collaborate on their response, and set up a toll-free phone line ...

  • As the Toll in the Meningitis Outbreak Rises

    Re "Scant Oversight of Drug Maker in Fatal Outbreak" (front page, Oct. 7): The rare fungal meningitis linked to spinal steroid injections that has killed 12 people as of Wednesday morning is tragic but not surprising.

  • Meningitis Outbreak: Compounding Pharmacies Under Scrutiny In Wake Of ...

    BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that ...

  • Meningitis outbreak claims second Florida life

    The state of Florida has experienced its second death related to the fungal meningitis outbreak and has increased the number of confirmed cases in the state to seven, according to the Florida Department of Health.

  • Fungal meningitis outbreak kills 12, spreads to 10 states

    Congressional committees are asking health officials for briefings on the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, a disease that has killed 12 people and spread to 10 states.

  • Vice presidential debate; Turkey-Syria tensions; meningitis outbreak

    View full sizeThe Associated PressAmbassador Patrick Kennedy, under secretary for management at the State Department, answers questions on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ...

  • Floridians Looking for Updates on Meningitis Outbreak Call Phone Sex Hotline ...

    Giving out what he thought was the number to the Florida Department of Health's toll-free, 24-hour meningitis hotline, Gov.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll rises, now 137 cases, 12 deaths

    A laboratory technician packages cerebrospinal fluid of a confirmed meningitis case Tuesday at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul.

  • Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rises to 12, Deaths Reach Florida

    Twelve people have been confirmed dead by the meningitis outbreak linked to a steroid injection that was given across the country for joint and back pain, with Florida becoming the latest state to report a fatality.

  • Meningitis outbreak highlights failed oversight efforts

    Meningitis outbreak: Your questions answered. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, vowed similar action. "This outbreak and the corresponding recall of products from the New England Compounding Center expose dramatic gaps in our drug safety standards ...

  • Pharmacy in meningitis outbreak lacked proper Minn. license

    The Massachusetts specialty pharmacy that mixed and supplied a steroid blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak isn't licensed to distribute the drug in Minnesota, a state official said Wednesday.

  • Meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 12, with 121 cases reported

    The toll from the outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to contaminated steroid shots that has killed 12 people in the United States was expected to grow on Wednesday, raising pressure for stricter oversight of a largely unregulated corner of the ...

  • Amid meningitis outbreak, Congress urged to expand FDA oversight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday urged Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration greater authority to regulate compounded drugs of the kind linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak spanning 10 U.S. states.

  • Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak recalls all products as cases rise to 137

    The pharmacy responsible for manufacturing contaminated steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak, which has killed 12 and sickened more than 120 around the U.S.

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