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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Victims Still Suffer Lingering Illness

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 20:04

The consequences of a fungal outbreak that peaked last fall still linger for those who took a tainted steroid injection.

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Michigan to Investigate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak from Steroid Injections

By | Fri, 04/19/2013 - 17:34

The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 53 Americans, caused by steroid injections tainted with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, will soon be investigated by a Michigan grand jury.

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New Boss of Meningitis-Linked Firm Is Poor Choice: U.S. Official

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:26

The person hired to run the bankrupt pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak is "hopelessly conflicted" and should be removed from the job, a U.S. Justice Department official said.

Fungal Outbreak Clinic at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Michigan Hospital Blazes Trail in Fight Against Fungal Meningitis

By | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:10

The St Joseph Mercy clinic has been at the front line of the fight against one of the biggest ever U.S. outbreaks of fungal meningitis.

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Infections Linked to Tainted Steroid Injections Near 500 Cases

By | Thu, 11/22/2012 - 11:27

A deadly outbreak of infections linked to tainted steroid injections is approaching 500 cases nearly two months after it began.

U.S. Lawmakers Pledge Action After Meningitis Outbreak

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:00

Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.

FDA Finds Bugs, Bird at Affiliate of Meningitis Pharmacy

By | Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:36

U.S. health inspectors found bugs, a flying bird and other unsterile conditions at Ameridose LLC, an affiliate of the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the heart of the deadly meningitis outbreak.

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Meningitis-Linked Massachusetts Pharmacy Fires Director

By | Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:22

The director of NECC was fired because he had ignored a complaint lodged against the company in July.

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CDC: Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 30 Deaths, 419 Cases

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 09:38

419 people across the U.S. have been infected with the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has already killed 30 people.

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Bacteria Found in Drugs From Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

By | Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:11

Bacteria were found in the recent recalled products of the New England Compounding Center that has been associated with the recent meningitis outbreak.

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Fungal Meningitis Cases Reach 377 With 29 Deaths

By | Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:09

377 people have been infected with the deadly fungal meningitis and 29 have died from the infection, CDC said.

FDA Finds Contaminants in Drug Linked to Meningitis

By | Sat, 10/27/2012 - 11:48

The FDA said it found "greenish black foreign matter" and other contaminants in an injectable steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center.

NECC

Red Flags Ignored for Years at Firm in Meningitis Crisis

By | Sat, 10/27/2012 - 11:31

Interviews with former NECC employees and a review of internal documents and state records show how regulators failed to punish the company despite repeated violations of the rules.

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Health Officials: We Are Nearing 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' for Meningitis Outbreak

By | Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:01

There seems to be an end in sight for the deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak in the United States.

Tennessee Doctor Credited With Cracking Meningitis Outbreak Mystery

By | Thu, 10/25/2012 - 14:00

Dr. April Pettit who ordered "extra tests" on the spinal fluid of a patient is credited with unlocking the mystery of the fungal meningitis outbreak and prompting a national alert that may have saved lives.

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